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					Kindergarten Egg Drop
Mrs. Barbara Kruming




  Johnson STEM Magnet
       March 2010
Getting Started
        The students worked in
         teams of 4 to 5.
        They brainstormed ideas
         for materials that would
         keep their eggs safe upon
         landing.
        Five materials were
         selected:
              1. Frosting
              2. Packing Peanuts
              3. Cotton Balls
              4. Paper Towels
              5. Real Popcorn
Objectives                       Procedure
At the end of this project     The groups will design
the students will have:        a space craft from two
Used the Engineering by       plastic tubs. The
Design Process to create       variable will be the type
a space craft that will keep   of material which they
an egg safe after it is        select to wrap around
launched.                      the eggs.
Brainstormed, predicted,
and evaluated their
construction based on the
results of the egg drop.
  Team 1 decided to shelter their
         egg in frosting.
 We packed our space ship with chocolate frosting.
  It smelled really good! We hoped that it would
  keep our egg from breaking.
After we packed the frosting around our egg,
 we sealed the space ship with clear packing
                   tape.
  Team II chose packing
peanuts to put around their
            egg.
Team III decided to put cotton
 balls in their egg’s space ship.


      This cotton is really soft.
Team IV used crumpled up paper
 towels to put around their egg.
Team V picked real popcorn to
   fill up their space ship.
Here are all five of our space ships
 ready for take-off and landing!
 One student elected to construct a
space ship of his own design at home.


                        Is my egg going
                          to be safe in
                        my space ship?
Next we approached
 the launch/landing
        site.
The teams carefully prepare
  their crafts for launch.
READY! 5,4,3,2,1 - LAUNCH!
Data

   Two of the space
   ships did not keep
   their egg cargo safe!
   The egg in the
   frosting ship cracked
   a little bit on one end.
   The cotton ball egg
   completely broke!
              CONCLUSIONS

                                        We designed three
                                         space ships that met our
                                         objective of protecting
                                         the egg cargo.
                                        Two of our space ship
                                         designs failed to protect
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                                         the egg cargo.
                                        We plan to redesign the
                                         two that failed to see if
                                         we can be successful
                                         next time!
TECHNOLOGY/RESOURCES USED
NASA Curriculum
iPHOTO
MacBook Laptop
AlphaSmart Neo Boards
Canon Digital Camera
HP Classroom Printer
Microsoft PowerPoint
Flash Drives
Engineering Design Process

STAFF SUPPORT
Reba Matthews, Computer Lab Teacher
Steve Harris, Site NetworkTechnician
James Smith, Resource Teacher
Michelle Bryant, Magnet Resource Teacher
CONTENT AREAS: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY,
ENGINEERING, & MATH
Standards:

				
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