Ship the Chip

This Ship the Chip lesson plan also includes:

Engineers face a variety of challenges to solve; help your future engineers practice designing a solution to a simple, yet common issue: shipping items without damage. Teams will work together to design and test a shipping system for a single potato chip; success will be based upon how many pieces the chip is in once it has been through the postal system and returned to the school - the fewer breaks, the higher the score. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Simple materials
  • Engaging and relevant activities
  • Encourages design reiteration 
  • Excellent STEM activity
Cons

  • Teacher or school will need to pay for shipping of each package