Egg-streme Sports

Challenge small groups to build a structure that catches a raw egg without breaking—working collaboratively and applying mathematical and engineering principles. Pretending the frame was made by a business, scholars create a marketing plan to sell the structure successfully. Looking closer at the company, participants identify the various roles that make it run smoothly.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Perform the activity outside in case eggs fall
  • Hard boil the eggs to make falling eggs lesson less messy
  • Assign reflection questions on a classroom blog post
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a variety of materials
  • The tenth lesson in a series of 13
  • Includes ideas for modifications and extensions
  • Boosts peer communication
  • None