Discovery Science Center Launches Egg Drop Competition
Your objective, if you choose to accept, is to design and build a device to safely withstand the punishing effects of gravity. Can you keep things hard boiled? Then bring your
Entries will be judged on landing accuracy, number of parts, and weight. However, there's a vigorous list of requirements which must be met as well. Rules and scoring can be found here. They're pretty strict with the scoring, stating, "For example, if the egg is cradled in 100 Styroform peanuts glued together, the device will have 101 parts: 100 parts peanuts and 1 part glue." Daaaaannnng.
With competitors as wee as kindergarteners, all entrants are in the running for an Apple iPod Touch, Nano, and other electronic gizmos kids probably own, but parents want for themselves. Cracking under the pressure is not allowed, since there's no crying in science, right?