Well here we go! We are about to embark on a journey that will help us to use what we have been learning about motion, gravity, acceleration, velocity and momentum! This week and the first part of next week the students are going to design and build an apparatus that can protect an egg from a second story drop! This project, code named “The Sky is Falling,” will challenge students to work in creatively in groups to accomplish this given objective.
While I am more concerned about the science behind the project, there is incentive to do good work as extra credit will be awarded for spectacular survival and minor points taken off if the egg becomes quite scrambled and indeed “can’t be put back together again” :-). Please take some time to review the activity guide which will be going home with students tomorrow by clicking here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0SIdZW7iu-zeUhRZlBDbkVLQWs/view?usp=sharing.
Please note that this activity will count as an assessment (TEST GRADE) and therefore you should encourage your students to keep up with the timeline posted at the end of the activity guide. Students will also be receiving a rubric so they know exactly how this will be scored.
All aspects of this project will be recorded using an online tool called Google Classroom. You can click on the link but you will need an ESM username (email address) to access it.
If you would like to see project videos and files from previous years, please click HERE.
Have a blessed week and thanks for reading!