The grade 12 physics class has been learning about energy and how it is transferred from one object to another, as well as how it is transformed from one form to another. As part of their second end of unit assignment, the students had to use their knowledge of energy transfer and transformation to build a device out of a limited list of materials that would encase an egg, and prevent it from breaking when thrown from a height of 2-3 storeys.

Each student was allowed one test drop with an egg. The drops were filmed and students had the opportunity to look at the footage to assess what they felt were issues that needed to be rectified whether or not they had a successful drop or not. Look out for part 2 of this blog when we talk about the actual launch and the results.


Jan 6th, 2014 – Parachute Egg Drop (Part 1)