STEM Challenge Egg Parachutes

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If you are looking for an "egg-citing" egg drop event, this is THE one! This is a multi-day project with experimenting and designing. You will love the versatility of this challenge. Editable lab sheets, a list of suggested materials, and a detailed teacher's guide makes this the best challenge!

Note: This challenge is available in a money-saving bundle.

What is the challenge?

  • This STEM activity will have your students working to design and build a parachute that will safely land fragile cargo.
  • Not only will they need to make the parachute, they will also create a container in which to store the cargo.
  • The cargo, of course, is an egg!
  • Can they create the best parachute canopy? Will their egg container protect the egg? Will the devices all land safely?

What is your prep?

  • The Teacher's guide will walk you through this activity step-by-step. I have thought of everything and included tips from use in my classroom.
  • As a STEM Specialist, I will lead you through making this a successful event for your student.
  • In addition to this package, you will need items for making parachutes and egg containers. A full-page list of suggested items is included. Any of these items can be changed as needed.
  • Many suggestions are included about the materials!
  • And, best of all, ask your students to bring in things they have at home!

The package specifically contains:

  • Cover
  • Teacher Overview
  • Materials and Preparation pages
  • 4 pages of Teacher Step-by-Step Directions
  • 1 extra page of Helpful Hints
  • 1 page of Extension Ideas
  • 4 pages of photos
  • 2-page lab sheet with answer key
  • 1-page lab sheet
  • Scoring rubric
  • Editable forms
  • Terms of Use page

TIME FRAME: This activity will take more than one class session. Expect one class session to be the creation of the parachute and container and a second session will be testing, improving, and the ultimate drop with an egg. Depending on your students, it might also take a third class session.

This challenge works perfectly with two more egg-drop events:

Or try the money-saving bundle with three Egg Drop Challenges:


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