1Bin of balloons, styrofoam, and other protection materials (optional)
1Make a triangle out of a straw and tape it together.
2Repeat this two more times.
3Tape all 3 triangles together around the egg to make a pyramid shape.
4Decide how else to cushion the egg - for example: using more straws
5Spread the painter’s tarp on the floor.
6Hold your egg high above your head and drop it on the painter’s tarp.
7Did it work? If not try a different design.
8Be creative, test your own designs and materials (styrofoam, balloons, etc)
How It Works
Science and engineering are all about testing, revising, and trying again. The design gets better and better each time. Engineers and scientists do this process for many things, like designing cars to protect people in a crash.
Check out the Full Lesson on What Is Science? (3-5 Version)!
In this lesson, we learn that:
Science is the process of learning about the natural world through observation and experimentation.
The more evidence we have about a theory the more confident we are about it.
You must be willing to change your mind based on new evidence.
Many things around us appear to be science but are not.