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This design challenge, which is ideal for grades 6-8, introduces students to the forces of gravity, drag (air resistance) and impact. Students design and iterate an apparatus to protect a falling egg from damage. Focus is on the students identifying the forces and making design decisions based on how to minimize or maximize their effects.
This seven page PDF helps teachers facilitate the 3-4 class design challenge (60 minutes per class). Included in the PDF are tips to help differentiate and enrich learning, background information and a student self assessment.
After completing this design challenge, students will understand:
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