Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced

Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced
Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced
Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hancedplay
Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced
Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced
Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced
Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced
Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced
Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced
Spring or Easter STEM Challenge: Egg-hanced
Format
Zip (36 MB|25 pages)
Standards
NGSSMS-ETS1-3
NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
NGSSMS-ETS1-1
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
NGSSMS-ETS1-4
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  • Standards

Egg-hanced is a STEM / STEAM lesson sure to engage and delight your students as a spring or Easter activity!

The basic premise:

This is a classic egg-drop challenge with optional modifications. Individually or in partners/groups, students will design and build a device to protect an egg from cracking when dropped from a predetermined height.

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Note: This is the printable version. If you are in a 1:1 / paperless classroom, you will want to check out the digital option for use with GOOGLE SLIDES™ instead.

If you have questions about which version is right for you, please feel free to leave me a question using the product Q&A below.

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Resource includes:

NGSS aligned standards, Grades 2 – 8

Teacher Tips

- STEM Challenge How-to Video Links

- Materials and timing

- Criteria & Constraints (including modifications to increase difficulty for older students)

- Measuring results

- Post-design extension activities list

- Link to video walk through of this challenge

Student Handouts

- Criteria & Constraints List (color and B&W; editable)

- Design Analysis Handouts (editable; 2-page regular spacing and 4-page expanded spacing for primary students included; color and B&W)

- Discussion Questions (editable; color and B&W)

Extension templates

- Process Flow Map

- Math Extension

- Egg writing templates

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This is one of five challenges available for a 40% discount in the Easter STEM Design Challenge 5-in-1 bundle.

This resource is also available in the STEM CHALLENGE YEAR-ROUND MEGA-BUNDLE at an even greater discount!

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Materials you’ll need to do the activity are easily modified.

Sample/suggested materials for each student or group:

– Eggs (1 – 3)

– Real or plastic (if you choose plastic, you’ll want to fill the eggs with beans, rice, or sand)

– Soft/protective materials

– Easter grass, cotton, tissue paper, floral foam, packing peanuts, etc.)

– Small cups or bowls (1)

– Craft sticks (5 – 10)

– Pipe cleaners (5 – 10)

– String/yarn (24 – 36 in.)

– Tape (12 – 24 in.)

– Rubber bands (5 – 10)

– Scissors

– Scale

– Design analysis handouts (included)

Optional

– Plastic baggies (1 – 2)

– Paper bags (1 – 2)

– Coffee filters ( 2 – 4)

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
NGSSMS-ETS1-3
Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-2
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
NGSSMS-ETS1-1
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
NGSS3-5-ETS1-1
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
NGSSMS-ETS1-4
Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.
Total Pages
25 pages
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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