Challenge your creativity and designing skills with this brief: What can you use around the home to protect an egg from a drop? Build and test your design!
Safety advice: Be careful when cutting materials and always point the scissors away from you. If you are going to use any other tools, ask permission from your parents/caregivers first. When dropping your egg from a height, always make sure you do so in a safe manner.
This is a good activity for kids to complete independently.
Ideal for: Middle to Upper Primary Ages 7 – 12
- brain teasers
- think and connect
Time required: 40 minutes
Curriculum connections: Design and Technologies, Science, Critical and Creative Thinking
The focus of the activity is to challenge kids to come up with an idea, take risks and give the build a go. This can be challenging for kids, so if things aren’t working, encourage them to think about how they could improve it and keep trying! The design brief is to use recycling and junk from around the home. Set aside clean items from the recycling for them to use and help them with direction on what they can use and pull apart from around the home. When it gets to the dropping part, be aware that this could get messy! You might like to conduct the drop outside or lay down some plastic or newspaper.
- Connecting materials such as tape, rope, string, elastic bands, etc.
- Paper and pencil
- Recyclables and junk materials from around the home
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.