In our Science study of Forces and Motion each year, by far one of the favorite activities we do is our Egg Drop Experiment! I love this at-home activity because it’s highly engaging, hand-on, content-rich, and content-specific. It is rich in science collaboration and self-reflection opportunities.
I’ve included clear directions, a grading rubric, and a Report. The Report requires students to describe, measure, and sketch their container, share what happened during home trials, share what happened on Drop Day, and reflect on what they might do differently if they repeated the experiment.
I’ve included a copy-and-go version of the entire project. I’ve also included an editable version of the instructions and rubric so that you can add the due date on your computer and/or change the values of the rubric to better suit your needs.
Have students keep up with their instruction sheet if you want to use the rubric printed there. If not, I’ve included an additional half-sheet format that you can copy and use in case theirs is lost.
Directions for use:
Set your Drop Day date. Print and copy the “Instructions” version that you want for each student: either the editable version where you program the date or the one where students write in the due date.
Print and copy the “Report” sheet for each student, front to back.
Watch the excitement build and turn them loose!