Mrs. Symmat, 6th grade science teacher, is introducing her students to the skills of science with a fun egg drop challenge! The skills of science include observing, inferring, predicting, classifying, making models, evaluating, and conducting scientific investigations.
With the egg drop challenge students were asked to use the skills of science and investigate how science relates to technology by designing a container to hold an egg. All students had access to the same materials: 1 egg, 1 styrofoam cup, 1 sheet of paper, 5 cotton balls, four toothpicks, 2 rubber bands, and 1 ft of masking tape. Mrs. Symmat introduced 4 scientific discoveries (force, gravity, inertia, and stress) they needed to think about when planning the design of their holder.
After building their containers and placing eggs inside, students went outside to find variable heights to drop their eggs. The eggs that survived were then dropped from the top bleacher in the football stadium! Carson Spencer and Braden Hershberg, Joe Griffin and Ezekiel Sidders, and Ashlee VonDeylen were the winners! Their eggs made it through each drop, even from the top of the stadium! Our students really enjoyed the opportunity to get a hands on feel for skills they will use all year! Great job, 6th graders!