Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Save a chicken 2.0

Students are challenged to create a launch pod for and egg to be propelled across the football field.  Using a giant slingshot the pods must fly through the uprights and land safely protecting their egg passenger.  Supplies are limited to challenge the students to build and create structure with supporting pieces that absorb and deflect force from the crash.  Prior to this project students studied crumple zone physics and used the same concepts to design a car.


Materials:
  • 50x- Popsicle Sticks
  • 1x- cup of Foam Peanuts
  • 2x- rubber bands
  • 2x- note cards
  • 1x- 5”x7” piece of cardboard


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