Egg Drop Contest
Build a landing-craft vehicle for an uncooked egg which will enable
the egg to fall unharmed from a second story floor window to the
The passenger is a medium sized, uncooked chicken egg supplied by the
student. The egg must be able to be removed from the craft or fully
inspected . Materials for the device's construction are listed below.
Elimination rounds will be conducted by individual teacher's from
their desk. Survivors will be dropped from a second floor window. If
needed, repeated "drop-off's" will be done to determine the final
winners. 20 points will be awarded for construction of a device that
meets the above stated criteria. 25 points will be awarded to
survivors of the elimination round. 30 points will be awarded to the
survivors of the second floor window drop. Extra credit will be
awarded to the final survivors of repeated trials from the
3 Toilet Paper Tubes
6 Plastic Drinking Straws
NO GLUE OR FASTNERS MAY BE USED.
All items may be cut, woven, folded, or stuck into each other.
No adhesives or fastners (paste, tape, staples, tacks, etc.) may be
The egg cannot be coated with anything.
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