- Each of the projects are designed for student choice and learning
- Presentation and Listening skills are practiced
- Projects are scaffold in class so students can be successful at home
- Open-ended, Inquiry based - all students have access to projects and can grow project at their own pace and abilities
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November/December Monthly Project
Invention Convention - The Egg Drop Project
Assigned: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Due: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
This month’s project is really fun--read the following directions carefully and enjoy inventing!
Students will investigate and observe gravity, forces and the laws of motion.
How can you protect a raw egg when dropped onto a hard surface? How does the size of the egg, the height from which it is dropped and the characteristics of the surface affect the safety of the egg?
Design a device that will protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from 10 feet onto a hard surface.
You must include in your design the following materials:
All of these things must be a part of your invention--they cannot be sitting on the top of your box. Make your invention out of things that you find around your house. However, you MAY not use the following:
We will have a contest and judge to see which inventions protect the egg. We will also award prizes for the following categories:
We will have the Invention Convention contest on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. You will not be graded on the invention, but rather on the attached design sheet that shows your thought process and the name of your invention. You MUST turn in the attached sheet on the day of the Invention Convention contest. This is the only copy of this assignment you will receive. Have fun inventing!