Egg Bungee

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Think bungee jumping looks scary? Knowing the science behind bungee jumping might make it less so. Using an egg and rubber bands, young engineers model bungee jumping. They test the distances that the egg falls for different numbers of rubber bands, then use the results to estimate the number of rubber bands needed for the egg to fall two meters without actually hitting the floor.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils create posters that describe the science behind bungees
Classroom Considerations
  • Some materials are necessary; see the resource for complete list
  • Familiarity with different types of energy is advantageous
  • Lists some guiding questions to use with the class
  • Includes a printable worksheet with a chart to record observations
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