Brooks Crossing Cycle 2- Engineering

During this cycle, students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process through a project entitled, Egg Drop Challenge!  For this challenge, students took on the role of a packaging engineer.

Throughout our time together, we talked about the shift toward online purchasing and how that affects the need for sufficient packaging.  We also talked about how technology will affect delivery of packages in the (near) future….drones!  All of these things have impacted the packaging of consumer goods to ensure that they arrive intact.

Students were involved in some research and talked about how Physics, the study of motion and energy, plays a vital role in this challenge. Students needed to learn about kinetic and potential energy and the force of gravity. Their challenge was to design a container that will protect the egg and absorb the force of it hitting the ground. Students were also encouraged to think about ways that they could counter the force of gravity and some added a parachute to their container to slow down the speed of the drop.

Part of the challenge involved taking on the real challenges an engineer faces and having to work within constraints of materials, budget, and time. They followed the steps of the Engineering Design Process to complete their work.

Avi, Vladik, and Nathan created a box-like packaging, adding cotton balls for extra protection. They secured their design with masking tape.

SUCCESS!

Michael, Aditya, and Arfan created a protective packaging for their egg using paper rolls, cotton balls, popsicle sticks, masking tape, and coffee filters. 

SUCCESS!

Pragna, Rishika, Shambhavi, and Avantika created their egg packaging using cotton balls, masking tape, paper plates, string, and coffee filters.

SUCCESS!

TJ, Sidharth, and Rishan created a box-like structure with a parachute attached, so their egg would land safely. They used cardboard, cotton balls, masking tape, string, and coffee filters.

SUCCESS!

Sayan, Rahul, and Sachin created their egg packaging using cotton balls, coffee filters, masking tape, and straws. They liked the idea of the extra protection provided by the straws on the outside of the packaging.

SUCCESS!

 

Brunswick Acres Cycle 2- Engineering

During this cycle, students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process through a project entitled, Egg Drop Challenge!  For this challenge, students took on the role of a packaging engineer.

Throughout our time together, we talked about the shift toward online purchasing and how that affects the need for sufficient packaging.  We also talked about how technology will affect delivery of packages in the (near) future….drones!  All of these things have impacted the packaging of consumer goods to ensure that they arrive intact.

Students were involved in some research and talked about how Physics, the study of motion and energy, plays a vital role in this challenge. Students needed to learn about kinetic and potential energy and the force of gravity. Their challenge was to design a container that will protect the egg and absorb the force of it hitting the ground. Students were also encouraged to think about ways that they could counter the force of gravity and some added a parachute to their container to slow down the speed of the drop.

Part of the challenge involved taking on the real challenges an engineer faces and having to work within constraints of materials, budget, and time. They followed the steps of the Engineering Design Process to complete their work.

Jeyram and Vinay created their egg packaging using paper plates, masking tape and cotton balls. Although their egg cracked slightly, the boys agreed that more cotton balls would solve the problem.

Jessica, Maanya, and Emma created their egg packaging using cardboard, cotton balls, masking tape, a paper plate, string and coffee filters. If they had a chance to redesign, the girls agreed that the coffee filters were unnecessary additions, and the box-like structure would be sufficient on its own.

SUCCESS!

Adil and Pranay created their egg packaging using paper plates, masking tape, shredded paper and cotton balls. Although their egg broke, the boys identified the need for additional cotton balls, which would solve the problem. They would add cotton balls under the egg, not just around it, so the kinetic energy would be absorbed more efficiently.

Monmouth Junction Cycle 2- Engineering

During this cycle, students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process through a project entitled, Egg Drop Challenge!  For this challenge, students took on the role of a packaging engineer.

Throughout our time together, we talked about the shift toward online purchasing and how that affects the need for sufficient packaging.  We also talked about how technology will affect delivery of packages in the (near) future….drones!  All of these things have impacted the packaging of consumer goods to ensure that they arrive intact.

Students were involved in some research and talked about how Physics, the study of motion and energy, plays a vital role in this challenge. Students needed to learn about kinetic and potential energy and the force of gravity. Their challenge was to design a container that will protect the egg and absorb the force of it hitting the ground. Students were also encouraged to think about ways that they could counter the force of gravity and some added a parachute to their container to slow down the speed of the drop.

Part of the challenge involved taking on the real challenges an engineer faces and having to work within constraints of materials, budget, and time. They followed the steps of the Engineering Design Process to complete their work.

Aren, Krish, and Ryan created their egg packaging using paper plates, popsicle sticks, shredded paper, cotton balls, and masking tape. Their design allowed the egg to be protected while the plates and cotton balls absorbed the kinetic energy.

SUCCESS!

Tejas, Aditya, and Bidit created their egg packaging using a paper plate, cardboard, shredded paper, cotton balls, and masking tape. Their egg was nestled inside of a paper tube stuffed with cotton balls. The egg withstood the impact of 3 drops due to the extra cushioning.If the boys could redesign, they would attempt to make an enclosed box-like package.

SUCCESS!

Harika, Rhea, Siddarth, and Akshat designed egg packaging using paper tubes, paper plates, cotton balls, masking tape, and pipe cleaners. Their egg was nestled into the paper tubes stuffed with cotton balls while the paper plates took most of the impact. If given the chance to redesign, this group would design a more conventional, box-like packaging.

SUCCESS!

Jai and Aryan created egg packaging using paper plates, cotton balls, masking tape, and paper rolls. They placed the egg into the paper tube and padded it with cotton balls to absorb the kinetic energy. Although their egg cracked, the boys agreed that they would add more cotton balls.

Luke and Kevin designed egg packaging using paper plates, cotton balls, paper tubes, masking tape, and straws. They added string and coffee filters to act as parachutes, slowing the fall of the package. The cotton balls and paper plate were sufficient enough to absorb the kinetic energy, keeping their egg intact.

SUCCESS!

Constable Cycle 2- Engineering

During this cycle, students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process through a project entitled, Egg Drop Challenge!  For this challenge, students took on the role of a packaging engineer.

Throughout our time together, we talked about the shift toward online purchasing and how that affects the need for sufficient packaging.  We also talked about how technology will affect delivery of packages in the (near) future….drones!  All of these things have impacted the packaging of consumer goods to ensure that they arrive intact.

Students were involved in some research and talked about how Physics, the study of motion and energy, plays a vital role in this challenge. Students needed to learn about kinetic and potential energy and the force of gravity. Their challenge was to design a container that will protect the egg and absorb the force of it hitting the ground. Students were also encouraged to think about ways that they could counter the force of gravity and some added a parachute to their container to slow down the speed of the drop.

Part of the challenge involved taking on the real challenges an engineer faces and having to work within constraints of materials, budget, and time. They followed the steps of the Engineering Design Process to complete their work.

Anoushka, Srihith, and Aditya created packaging for their egg using cardboard, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, masking tape, a paper plate, and string. Although they had a solid design for inner packaging, their egg did crack, leading to a discussion about a redesign. This group decided that additional cotton balls would be needed at the bottom of the package to better absorb the kinetic energy.

Anant and Rehan design packaging for their egg using straws, cotton balls, and masking tape. Although they included the cotton balls for cushioning, these boys agreed that a better option would be to continue wrapping or enclosing this padding. They also talked about trying a parachute option using a coffee filter.

Greenbrook Cycle 2- Engineering

During this cycle, students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process through a project entitled, Egg Drop Challenge!  For this challenge, students took on the role of a packaging engineer.

Throughout our time together, we talked about the shift toward online purchasing and how that affects the need for sufficient packaging.  We also talked about how technology will affect delivery of packages in the (near) future….drones!  All of these things have impacted the packaging of consumer goods to ensure that they arrive intact.

Students were involved in some research and talked about how Physics, the study of motion and energy, plays a vital role in this challenge. Students needed to learn about kinetic and potential energy and the force of gravity. Their challenge was to design a container that will protect the egg and absorb the force of it hitting the ground. Students were also encouraged to think about ways that they could counter the force of gravity and some added a parachute to their container to slow down the speed of the drop.

Part of the challenge involved taking on the real challenges an engineer faces and having to work within constraints of materials, budget, and time. They followed the steps of the Engineering Design Process to complete their work.

Aditya and Jack worked diligently on their egg packaging. They used felt, paper towels, cotton balls, string, and masking tape. They used a coffee filter to act as a parachute, although in the end they decided that probably wasn’t an essential part of the design.

SUCCESS!

Sophia and her partner Abby, created their egg packaging using straws, cotton balls, masking tape, string, fabric, and a coffee filter. They attributed the success of their design to the fabric and the cotton balls, which absorbed the kinetic energy, therefore protecting the egg.

SUCCESS!

Joshua, Sahil, and Kavin were meticulous in their clean design for their egg packaging. They worked diligently to create a box-like structure using popsicle sticks, felt, cotton balls, and glue. Although the egg cracked, the boys discussed ideas for a redesign, including a lid and additional cushioning (cotton balls and felt) for the egg.

Leon, Zamir, and Ajay created an interesting design for their egg packaging consisting of popsicle sticks, masking tape, coffee filters, and string. They attributed the success of their packaging to the extended popsicle sticks which hit the ground and absorbed the kinetic energy. They were sure to have sticks extending in all directions, so that no matter how the package fell, the egg would be protected.

SUCCESS!

Indian Fields Cycle 2- Engineering

During this cycle, students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process through a project entitled, Egg Drop Challenge!  For this challenge, students took on the role of a packaging engineer.

Throughout our time together, we talked about the shift toward online purchasing and how that affects the need for sufficient packaging.  We also talked about how technology will affect delivery of packages in the (near) future….drones!  All of these things have impacted the packaging of consumer goods to ensure that they arrive intact.

Students were involved in some research and talked about how Physics, the study of motion and energy, plays a vital role in this challenge. Students needed to learn about kinetic and potential energy and the force of gravity. Their challenge was to design a container that will protect the egg and absorb the force of it hitting the ground. Students were also encouraged to think about ways that they could counter the force of gravity and some added a parachute to their container to slow down the speed of the drop.

Part of the challenge involved taking on the real challenges an engineer faces and having to work within constraints of materials, budget, and time. They followed the steps of the Engineering Design Process to complete their work.

Rohan, Anish, and Rahi created a clean, secure packaging for their egg using a paper plate, masking tape, cotton balls, and string. Their attention to detail in creating a realistic-looking package was impressive! This group had a well-cushioned interior, which allowed their egg to remain intact even after 3 drops.

SUCCESS!

 

Shreyas, Vignesh, and Ashwina designed packaging for their egg using cardboard, masking tape, cotton balls, a paper plate, a paper tube, and pipe cleaners. They attributed their success to the paper tube attached to the bottom of the package, as it absorbed the kinetic energy, therefore protecting their egg.

SUCCESS!

Victor and Sidharth designed packaging for their egg using cardboard, pipe cleaners, a paper towel, cotton balls, and masking take. Although their egg cracked, the boys decided that a bit more cushioning (cotton balls) inside their package would have protected the egg successfully.

Amar, Shivani, and Karthik designed packaging for their egg using paper plates, shredded paper, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, and masking tape. Although they added the cotton balls to cushion the egg, this group decided that they would need more in order to fully protect the egg. Their redesign would also include sides to be added so that the egg wouldn’t fall out.

Sameer, Rohan, and Yashvita created packaging for their egg using paper plates, cotton balls, rubber bands, and masking tape. They made sure to have sufficient cushioning (cotton balls) for the egg which absorbed the kinetic energy.

SUCCESS!

 

Cambridge Cycle 2- Engineering

During this cycle, students learned about Engineering and the Engineering Design Process through a project entitled, Egg Drop Challenge!  For this challenge, students took on the role of a packaging engineer

Throughout our time together, we talked about the shift toward online purchasing and how that affects the need for sufficient packaging.  We also talked about how technology will affect delivery of packages in the (near) future….drones!  All of these things have impacted the packaging of consumer goods to ensure that they arrive intact.

Students were involved in some research and talked about how Physics, the study of motion and energy, plays a vital role in this challenge. Students needed to learn about kinetic and potential energy and the force of gravity. Their challenge was to design a container that will protect the egg and absorb the force of it hitting the ground. Students were also encouraged to think about ways that they could counter the force of gravity and some added a parachute to their container to slow down the speed of the drop.

Part of the challenge involved taking on the real challenges an engineer faces and having to work within constraints of materials, budget, and time. They followed the steps of the Engineering Design Process to complete their work.

Connor and Sinai planned and constructed packaging made of cardboard, tape, and rubber bands. Their inner packaging consisted of shredded paper and cotton balls, which helped to keep their egg safe.

SUCCESS!

Sanya and Aida created packaging for their egg using a paper roll, glue, and cotton balls. While their egg did crack, the girls talked about a redesign which could include more cotton balls for additional cushion inside of the paper tube.

Ved, Aarav, and Akash constructed their egg packaging using a paper tube, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, and coffee filters. They attempted to create a parachute-like packaging. Although their egg broke, the boys discussed a redesign that would include more cushioning (cotton balls).

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Aryan and Timur constructed their egg packaging from cotton balls, tape, string, and coffee filters. They attempted to slow the fall by using the coffee filter as a parachute. Although this design did not fully protect the egg, the boys discussed additional ways to cushion their egg if they had the benefit of a redesign.