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The Bungee-Jumping Egg—Super Value Laboratory Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6381

Price: $41.10

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With the Bungee Jumping Egg Super Value Laboratory Kit for physical science and physics, simulate a bungee jump using an egg and an elastic band. How close can your egg get to the ground without cracking?

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What a rush! Students simulate a bungee jump using an egg and an elastic band. How close to the ground can your students get the egg before it springs back up without cracking? Students calculate the necessary length of the unstretched bungee cord that will result in the most exhilarating and safe bungee jump. Perfect hands-on experiment to introduce real-world analogies of Hooke’s law and conservation of energy. Best of all, your students will love it! Includes detailed instructions and a reproducible student worksheet. Two ceiling hooks, which connect to standard ceiling track, are supplied to easily create a “jumping platform.”

Super Value Kit is complete for 5 classes of 30 students working in pairs. All materials are reusable except the string. Additional string is available separately. 

Specifications

Materials Included in Kit: 
Egg, plastic, large, 15
Elastic band with metal barb ends, 30", 15
Hooks, ceiling, pkg/2
Plastic bag, standard duty, 4" x 6", 15
String, thin, ball of ⅙ lb, 331 m


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Developing and using models
Using mathematics and computational thinking
Constructing explanations and designing solutions
Engaging in argument from evidence

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
HS-PS3.A: Definitions of Energy

Crosscutting Concepts

Cause and effect
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Energy and matter
Systems and system models

Performance Expectations

MS-ESS1-2: Develop and use a model to describe the role of gravity in the motions within galaxies and the solar system.
HS-PS2-4: Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.