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Egg Drop

Can you build a protective container to help your egg land safely?

Materials needed:

  • Raw eggs

  • Paper

  • Pencil or pen

  • Any kind of recycled materials you can find around your home


Create a "splash zone" where you can safely drop an egg... and easily clean up the messy aftermath. Doing this outside is ideal, but a trash bag cut open, laid flat and taped to the ground works as well.


Sketch your container design.

Build your container. Make sure to either build it around your egg or leave a space to tuck your egg into after your design is complete.

Test your design by dropping your container (with the egg inside) from somewhere high. Your high spot can be a porch, a window, or your adult standing on a chair. Make sure you have an adult with you, to cheer you on!

Reflect on what you've done and extend this activity:

Check your results! What could you change so your egg survives the next drop? If your egg survived, what do you think helped? Could you drop it a different way (like upside-down, or on its side) and still have it survive?

You can download a printer-friendly version of this activity below!

STEAM Day Egg Drop
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