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Lesson Title:

Egg Drop Challenge Lesson # 7 Date: 05/01/18

Name: Subject: Grade(s):

Andrew Buck Science 6/7

Rationale: (lesson context and reasons why lesson matters)

Over the last few weeks, we have been learning about Newton's 3 laws of motion. This activity will give students the
opportunity to observe these laws in action. Ideally, this will help students better understand the relationship between
force and motion. Furthermore, this activity will provide the students the opportunity to use their creativity and critical
thinking skills to create their own designs.

Curriculum Connections :

Curricular Competency:
Questioning and predicting
• Demonstrate a sustained curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest.
• Make observations in familiar or unfamiliar contexts.
Planning and conducting
• Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks
Processing and analyzing data and information
• Compare data with predictions and develop explanations for results
• Identify possible sources of error
• Suggest improvements to their investigation methods
• Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence
Applying and innovating
• Co-operatively design projects
• Generate and introduce new or refined ideas when problem solving
• Communicate ideas, explanations, and processes in a variety of ways

• Newton's three laws of motion
• force of gravity

Core Competency:
• Connect and engage with others(to share and develop ideas)
• Collaborate to plan, carry out, and review constructions and activities
Creative Thinking
• Developing ideas
Critical Thinking
• Develop and design

Learning Intentions Activity Assessment

Newton's three laws of motion describe Design and create a structure that can Observe whether or not the students were
the relationship between force and safely transport an egg from an elevated able to successfully create a design. If not
motion. drop. have they thought of adjustments.

Materials and Resources with References/Sources:

For Teacher For Students

A scale, a tarp, and a ladder Straws, plastic, cardboard, styrofoam, string, tape,
skewers, an egg
Differentiated Instruction (DI): (accommodations)
With students working in groups of 2-3, differentiation should not be much of a problem. Each group will be free to spend as much or as
little time as they want in the design/construction phase. However, students will be reminded that they will only be provided with one egg.
Therefore, if they rush through the process, and break their egg as a result, they won't have a second chance.

Organizational/Management Strategies: (anything special to consider?)

Before the start of the lesson, I will gather the ladder from the gym office. For safety reasons, I will be the only person to climb on to the
shipping container. To avoid making too much of a mess, I will place a tarp over the designated drop zone to minimize the amount of
broken egg on the ground. Furthermore, at the start of the lesson, materials will be kept away from the students to keep them focused on
sketching a design. In this way, I hope to minimize the amount of wasted material, as students will be less likely to change their design half
way through.
Lesson Activities:
Teacher Activities Student Activities pacing

Introduction (hook/motivation/lesson overview)

Inform students that they will have 15 minutes to design In groups of 2-3, collaborate to design a structure.
a structure to safely transport their egg. The winning In this step, students will only be provided with a 15mins
team will have kept their egg intact, using as little weight piece of paper, and a pencil.
as possible. Rewards will be provided.

Body (lesson flow/ management)

Provide material for students to use in the Bring their idea to life. After picking one idea, work 20mins
together to construct a structure for an egg.
construction of their designs
• when students are finished, have each group
record the weight of their structure

Remind students of the scientific method. Create a hypothesis on their expectations, and make
a list of materials used.

Gather students outside, next to the shipping crate. Observe the falling structures, taking note on which
• One by one, drop each structure from the top 15mins
designs were able to successfully transport their egg
of the container to the ground.

Closure ( connections within lesson or between

lessons, sharing successes, summaries)

Have students write out a conclusion based on what Finish the scientific method.
they observed. 10mins
• Did the experiment go as planned.
• Which structures worked better than

Reflections: (over)