Lesson Resource – The Egg Drop Challenge

The Egg Drop Challenge

These resources are designed for students in Years 5 to 10.

They aim to challenge students to design a method of lowering an ‘egg-stronaut’ to the ground, simulating how space agencies land rovers and landers on a planet’s surface.

This fun and interactive lesson takes around two hours to complete, but can be extended depending on the depth of the topic and your individual learners. It encourages collaboration, visual and critical thinking and raises awareness of careers involved in space exploration.

Please send your feedback of this resource, including photographs of it in use, to education@riaus.org.au

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Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


Biological Sciences – Ecosystems; Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Solids/ Liquids/ Gases

Earth and Space Sciences – The Solar System; Renewable/Non-Renewable Resources; The Big Bang Theory

Physical Sciences – Forces

Additional – Careers; Maths; Technology; Engineering