Egg Drop


  • Raw egg (and a few extra)
  • Packing materials
  • String or tape

The object of this activity is to wrap up an egg so that it won't break when dropped from a height. The recommended height is 12-15 feet. Design a container which will protect the egg from breaking. It should be lightweight and sturdy. Most of all, it should withstand sudden impact with the ground.

Note: The Egg Drop is one of the events in the Science Olympics in which many schools participate. This could be your entry.


From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.

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