In Physical Science classes, 8th graders worked on an exciting Design Cycle Experience (DCE), Operation Egg Drop Challenge. Using a limited supply of materials, including rubber bands, tape, and a maximum of 10 straws, they were given 25 minutes to brainstorm and create a device that would protect their egg from falls of varying heights. Working in small groups, students worked on improving their designs before heading outside for the ultimate test. In addition to keeping their eggs from cracking, they had to record measurements and perform calculations to determine the egg's mass, weight, velocity, potential energy, and kinetic energy. The egg drop challenge was a fun and engaging way for students to apply their knowledge of physics concepts, such as gravity, force, and motion, to real-world situations.



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