Tuesday 1 April 2014

The Extraordinary Egg Drop Challenge

As the first part to our follow up to yesterday's trip to Duxford all of the children took part in a day of designing and making a way of ensuring that an egg dropped from a height of 2metres would remain intact upon landing.
The morning started with the story 'Egg Drop' by Mini Grey. This excellent story featured an egg that wanted to fly but was too young and simply wouldn't listen. The result after leaping from a 583 step tall tower was inevitable and nothing could repair the damage.
The children were set the challenge (working in mixed-age groups) of producing something which would enable the egg to survive...
Some were more successful than others. However, the real success was the excellent teamwork shown by all and the nurturing leadership shown by the older children.

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