`This is a week-long science inquiry project that requires students to collaborate, innovate, and use critical thinking skills. Students absolutely LOVE THIS and it truly motivates them to work together and think outside the box. The Egg Drop Challenge is basic: can you drop an egg from 3 meters without it breaking by designing a device to hold the egg with a list of materials that are already determined. The students really get into the competitiveness of this project and come up with really incredible designs. The project takes about 5 to 7 school days, depending on how fast you go. This zip file comes with TWO ITEMS:
1. A PowerPoint that discusses inquiry and hooks the kids, explains the rules and expectations, and a timeline so that students know what is expected of them and when.
2. A 4 page student handout that requires students to show the steps of inquiry, their thought process and designs, and collection of data. There are TWO versions of this 4 page handout for you. One version is what I used with my advanced students and the other version has extra support and hints embedded, which I used with my Gen Ed students.
The last thing I love about this project is that the supplies are basic.... you will need 1 gallon ziploc bags, string, paperclips, 8x10 paper or cardstock, tape, balloons, straws and eggs. Parents donated everything I didn't already have in my classroom.
Please leave me feedback on how your students loved this! It is a sure bet in my classroom every single year!
You will literally not have to do anything but support students with guiding questions and help them brainstorm possible solutions! Enjoy!