Yesterday we completed the first creative science challenge of the school year. My boys had to build a contraption that would safely transport a raw egg from the second story of our house to a cement patio. They had a few rules to follow:
- The contraption could not exceed 12 inches x 12 inches x 12 inches
- No parachutes
- Anything around the house could be used (pending approval).
- The contraption had to be build within 1.5 hours
- Once they were given the egg they had 5 minutes to secure their egg and turn over their contraption.
My little girl was in the contest too, but she was mostly there as an observer since I build a contraption for her. This one is a small box with a rubber bands set up to keep the egg from any surface.
Now, for the exciting part…..every egg landed safely without cracking. Yay!!