This is one of these posts where pictures speak a thousand words. I could tell you what an egg drop is, how we made, how we tested it, and finally how it did. I'll give you a brief summary and for the rest I'll let the pictures speak ;).
In the school holidays the local library organises fun things for the kids to do. We were only in the country for about a week when we discovered that the library was holding an 'egg drop' competition, they even supplied the materials! It seemed like a fun thing to do as a family especially since the weather was so hot that the girls couldn't even go and play outside and we didn't know many people yet and also we didn't have a car yet.
So the idea behind the eggdrop is that you make a contraption (using the materials provided) for the egg to sit in so that when it is dropped from a height the egg will stay whole! We had a lot of fun both as adults (someone's got to make sure it works!!!) as well as the kids!
|Initial design stage|
|I wonder where the kids went?|
|Trying it out |
(it took us about three modifications to the original design)
|oh oh - FAIL|
|The real deal at the library|
|WOW look at that, we did IT!|
|Girls with their prizes, they each got a |
$5 Bakers Square voucher,
a voucher for a slice of pizza and a trophy.
|We bought an Oreo cream pie and a..|
|Cherry pie with the Bakers Square vouchers.|