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Space Capsules:The Egg-stronaut Egg Drop

Students brainstorm the factors affecting the speed at which a space capsule reaches the surface of a planet or moon and suggest how engineers might deal with each factor. They then create a model which is dropped from a high point recording the results of each drop and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each design.

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Resource Details

Grade
2nd - 6th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
Year
2005