Students in STEM conducted a Drop Drop Delivery experiment this week at Yorba Linda Middle School.
“Students learned about potential and kinetic energy and engineered a device to transfer the kinetic energy away from their egg into the air or the device itself,” shared STEM teacher Mr. Cure.
Students worked in teams of two or three. They learned about momentum, inertia, and air resistance. Students constructed a device using paper, tape, rubber bands, and pipe cleaners to make a device to keep the egg safe. The egg experiences a 250 foot drop from a drone!
Students were engaged through the egg drop experiment, as they integrated the concepts of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—and applied it in a real-life context.