‘Egg Drop Challenge’ Put Tilghman Elementary Students’ STEM Skills to the Test

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Tilghman Elementary recently held the school-wide Egg Drop Challenge, a STEM event where students combined science, technology, engineering, and math skills with creativity.

They were asked to build a contraption to hold an egg that could absorb shock and withstand a drop at various heights while not cracking the egg. Students in grades pre-k through 5 worked in teams for two weeks to plan, design, build, and test their creations.

The day of the egg drop, Fluharty’s Electric arrived with their bucket truck and dropped each contraption starting at 15 feet. If the egg did not crack inside the contraption, it was dropped at 30 feet. If it survived again, it was dropped at 50 feet! Overall, 7 teams survived!

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