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Miss Ward

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Science: The Egg Protection Project

You are responsible for building a device that your egg will rest in so it doesn't crack when dropped from a height of 2 metres. Have a family member help you make 1 hard-boiled egg - it is VERY important that you don't do this bit alone. When your egg has cooled, 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. 🤔 Identify the opportunity. 2. Design your egg protection device. Brainstorm ideas, make drawings, gather supplies 👍 Note: You CANNOT build a "landing pad" to soften the fall. The only protection you can give your egg is the device you build to surround it. Your device cannot include pillows or clothing and must extend no more than 3 inches around your egg. 3. Pick a design and build a prototype of your egg protection device. Think about how you might make it fall less quickly, provide some cushioning, defy gravity etc. 4. Test your design by dropping your egg from 2m (perhaps from a bedroom window into the garden below?) Is your egg crack free after landing? 5. Tap to add to your journal. 6. Take a video or a of your prototype and the results of your test. How did your prototype work? Is your egg crack free? What was the biggest challenge? What would you redesign? 7. Tap the green tick to add to your journal. Challenge: Does your prototype work when the egg is dropped from 5 metres?

3rd Grade, 2nd Grade, Home Learning, Science, STEAM
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