8th Grade Egg Drop
During the week of April 4, the students in the eighth grade took part in the annual Egg Drop Project and Contest. Students had very specific restrictions and guidelines that they had to follow in their device construction. The students were graded in several categories including in some cases: device construction, a commercial/ marketing piece to accompany the device, creativity, effort, and the final condition of the egg.
The Task: Design and create a device in which a raw egg can fall from a height of two stories onto concrete without breaking.
Curriculum Connection: This project is a great way for students to think like a scientist. All students should be sure that they are completing this assignment by using the science skills that studied in depth at the beginning of the year: observe, infer, estimate, measure, predict, classify, hypothesize, record and organize, & analyze. It also connects to gravity and forces as well as pressure.
Since this project was also a contest, prizes and certificates were awarded in various areas including: Most Original, Best Use of Materials, Best in Show, Egg Survival, and Participation to name a few.