Egg Drop Challenge

Egg Drop Challenge
Egg drop devices simulate parachutes and other similar features seen in nature, such as the helicopter seeds that are dropped from some trees.  The process of slowing descent to resist the force of gravity has been used in a number of instances in history, and continues to be an important science – especially currently around emergency aid and transportation of goods to inaccessible areas. 


  • String (5 feet)
  • Paperclips (3)
  • Straws (3)
  • Paper (3 sheets)
  • Balloons (1)
  • Popsicle Sticks (10)
  • Tape
  • Eggs (1)
  • 2 ziploc bags
  • 3 rubber bands

  • Cover the ground below your drop-site with brown paper bags so you don’t get egg all over the floor!
  • Given the materials listed above, come up with the best contraption you can to drop an egg from 1-2 stories off the ground
  • If you’re successful, try it from higher up!

    Links to Examples and Tips/Tricks:

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    Last modified by nrjean on March 22, 2020 at 07:24 p.m.