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Gary Reimann

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The Egg Protection Device

You are responsible for building a device that your egg will rest in so it doesn't crack when dropped from a height of 3M. You will need an egg (none boiled) draw a face on it. Give your egg a name. Keep your egg refrigerated until you are ready to test your device. Let's get started on keeping your egg safe! 1. Design your egg protection device. Brainstorm ideas, make drawings, gather supplies. 👍 Note: You CAN NOT build a "landing pad" to soften the drop. The only protection you can give your egg is the device you build to surround it. Your device cannot include pillows or clothing. You are not to use more than 6 items to create your device this includes masking tape. Think about how you might slow the rate of descent, provide cushion, defy gravity etc. 2. Pick a design and build your egg protection device. Make a list of the items needed on page 1 (remember no more than 6 items in total). 3 add Tap to add to your journal. 4. Take a photo of your egg protection device before you use it and upload it to page 2. 5. video Take a video of you dropping your egg protection device, also include the results of your test by opening the device and revealing your egg as the camera is rolling. upload your video to slide 3 please keep it less than 3 minutes. 6. Record on slide 4 any changes you would make or things you would do differently next time. 7. If you run out of time and want to come back to the activity later press draft 8. When complete, press check to finish

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, Science, Home Learning, STEAM
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire

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This activity allows students to find and use items in the home to build and create. It allows them to use basic "design thinking" principles in a fun way. Modify the activity based on the age of the students and the amount of design thinking you want to include. You can also modify this activity so each step is documented and includes writing and mathematical thinking (gravity, rate of descent, impact.) and is done over multiple days. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1 (If family members are involved.) CCSS.Math.Practice.MP1 CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking, Creativity and Communication