Egg Drop STEM Activity - End of Year STEM Challenge

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3rd - 8th, Homeschool
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Are you looking for an end of year STEM challenge that's always a crowd pleaser? This classic STEM challenge appeals to kids of all ages, and is an excellent way to explore force and motion, drag, and iterative design and testing.

Will the eggs break or survive the drop in a device created by your students? If you have thought about trying a STEM challenge but weren't sure where to start, this is a great challenge to start with.

What materials will I need?

Use a variety of easy-to-find materials, such as paper, straws, rubber bands, tape, cardboard, tissue paper, etc. Ask for recyclables from your community ahead of time!

What You'll Get

  • Challenge Poster
  • Description and teacher notes
  • Photo example
  • 5 "Talk Like an Engineer" word cards with relevant vocabulary Includes link to Quizlet
  • Talk Like an Engineer Poster
  • Graphic organizers (includes Google Slides option)
  • Engineering Report (includes Google Slides and Docs option)
  • Rubric

When to Use This Challenge

  • Done with state testing? Give your kids an outdoor break and recovery activity!
  • Looking for field day STEM? This makes an excellent field day station.
  • Want to have a school wide STEM challenge? This is it! You can vary constraints by grade to level the competition among students.

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Disclaimer: I have done my best to keep these as safe as possible. However, please make sure that you do your own due diligence when performing any STEM challenge. Adult supervision is necessary. Please use care, caution, and your best judgement when performing any STEM challenge, engineering challenge, or science experiment. The seller disclaims all liability for any damage or injury which might arise from the use of any of these projects.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.


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