Science Club Parachute an Egg

In Science Club last week, the Year 8 students were given a lot of materials to choose from and then asked to design and make a parachute, or something of that concept, to enable them to transport an egg from a significant fixed height down to the floor without it smashing. The only rule was that we had to be able to see the egg.

Some of the children wrapped them up as much as they could, others made little baskets for the eggs to go into. The students all drew faces on the eggs and gave them names.

After dropping the eggs from the top floor of the school, the Science Club concluded that the eggs with the most protective wrapping actually fell to the floor hardest, as the wrapping actually made the eggs heavier. Less is sometimes more!