Your challenge is to design and fabricate a protective device for an egg. When the
device is dropped from a specified height, the egg remains unharmed. No cracks,
no scrambled eggs!
Grades 3-6: Eggs will be dropped from a height of 25 ft.
Grades 7-12: Eggs will be dropped from a height of 40 ft.
Official Rules for the Challenge
Materials are your choice. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING YOUR OWN MATERIALS.
Size: Must fit in a box with the dimensions of: 1 ft. x 1 ft. x 1ft. maximum
The entire device must be dropped from the drop height. Your egg cannot be lowered on a string, bungee cord or tether.
Not allowed: motorized parts, powdered soap, flammable substances, glass,or any substance that may cause harm to a person or property.
No recovery systems allowed. (streamers, parachutes, balloons, etc)
One model per student.
The egg container must be designed so the egg can be easily placed in the device on the day of the challenge.
A marked egg, inside a plastic sandwich bag, will be provided at the time of the contest. You must be able to secure the egg in the container within a
All eggs devices MUST be checked in between the hours of 9am - 10am
Egg Drop Begins at 10:30am