Fourth grade egg drop

Egg Drop

Mrs. Isaacs’ class recently completed an experiment using eggs.

By Nicole Allerdings

The goal was to create a protective carrier for an egg using materials like styrofoam, bubble wrap, cotton balls, yarn, and foam as padding. First, the students used gallon size bags. All but one of the eggs was intact after being dropped from the height of the top of the whiteboard. Then the students repeated the experiment using quart size bags. Using smaller bags was more difficult because there was less room for protection. Two students’ eggs were broken, but the rest stayed intact.

   The class enjoyed designing protective packages for the eggs.