In the Spring, we had a chance to be apart of an "Egg Drop" with a local home school group. I did one in school when I was younger so I thought it would be fun to have the kids do it too!
If you have never done one before, you basically are trying to protect the egg from breaking as you drop it from a certain height.
In our case, the egg carrier could not be bigger then 12X12 and it was being dropped at 180 feet. We had two entries: Gene, Dax and Hayden worked on one and Grace, Asher and I worked on the other.
The first thing we did was have the kids list their ideas and design their prototypes. Both of them wanted things that were very soft to surround the eggs. We looked for things around the house that would work as our materials.
Our first attempt failed as you can see in the picture above!
Grace modifying our egg carrier!
We practiced from our roof, which is definitely not 180 feet up but the highest we had!
Grace watching our 2nd attempt!
Not so good.....
Even with all the cotton balls that Grace could fit in there... it still didn't work!
On our third attempt, we succeeded on both of our carriers!!
The boys had their egg right in the middle of that big box, suspended with bungee cords!! Grace, Asher and I used Tupperware containers and packing materials to keeps ours safe!!
Our egg all safe and sound!!
Grace was happy that it finally worked!!
We will see how they do on the Egg Drop Day!!