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With the Egg Elimination—Flinn STEM Design Challenge™ for physical science and physics, utilize concepts of engineering, physics and poultry. Create a vehicle that will protect its precious cargo (an egg) and destroy the competition.

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In this battle of brains, students design, construct and crash vehicles of mass destruction! Utilizing concepts of engineering, physics and poultry, each student is challenged to create a vehicle that will not only protect its precious cargo (an egg), but destroy the competition! Students choose materials for their vehicles that meet design criteria and constraints. Includes valuable Teacher Notes, reproducible student worksheet and materials (ceiling hooks, string and carabiners) for the crash test apparatus.

Complete for 30 students working individually. Optional Egg Apparatus (Catalog No. AP8325) is available to provide a more robust crash test apparatus. Includes wood blocks with double loop chains, carbon steel wires, hardware and detailed installation instructions for suspending the apparatus from various types of classroom ceilings. Some assembly required.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Carabiner, 2", 4
Hooks, ceiling, pkg/2, 2
Nylon string, neon, 60
Spring scale, 1 kg/10 N, pull type

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Asking questions and defining problems
Planning and carrying out investigations
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Developing and using models
Obtaining, evaluation, and communicating information

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems
MS-ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution
HS-PS2.A: Forces and Motion
HS-PS2.B: Types of Interactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-ETS1-2. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
MS-PS2-1. Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.
HS-PS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.
HS-PS2-3. Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.