Combining engineering with creativity, Mrs. Nastos' 3rd Grade science students ignited their innovative minds to participate in the classic "Egg Drop Challenge."
With nothing more than tape and string, the students were challenged to create a device to keep a raw egg from cracking when dropped from ever-increasing elevations.
This time-honored project relates to lessons about Newton's laws of motion, as well as potential and kinetic energy. However, it is also a great way for students to practice the engineering design process, and learn about the importance of design iteration and learning from mistakes.
"There were no other parameters other than the students had to create an itemized list before building and none of the items could be purchased," explained Mrs. Nastos. "This was an opportunity for the students to flex their creative muscles for, what turned out to be, a successful end-of-year activity."
Check out some of their designs below!