STEAM Saturday – Egg Drop Engineering Project! (6/11/2022)

It may be summer break from school, but we think the summer is an amazing opportunity for children to learn through play!  Today, you and your favorite kiddo can work together on the classic Egg Drop Engineering Project.  Throughout this project, your child will have to use their creativity to build a protective casing for their egg so that it won’t crack when dropped from a significant height.

The beauty of this activity is that you can do it with items found around your house, such as cotton balls, cupcake wrappers, straws, popsicle sticks, plastic storage containers, grocery bags, or cardboard boxes.  You can let your child have the freedom to get as creative as they want with whatever they can find, or you can set parameters for them.  For instance, you can require them to use only certain materials, or you can give them specific measurements they need to meet with their build.  If you want to incorporate art into this project, you can even choose a theme and have your child decorate their project to match!

Once the protective casing/cage is complete, it’s time drop the egg.  Try dropping it from different heights to see if the cage can keep the egg from cracking.  Your child can even go back and adjust their design to make it more effective as they see the results of the experiment.

To get the full project instructions and learn the physics behind the Egg Drop Engineering Project from, click HERE.

We’ll see you right back here next Saturday for another STEAM Saturday activity!  Scroll through the rest of our website to learn how Critchlow Adkins is Building Brighter Futures for the children and families we serve!

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