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Egg Drop

Create a case to help protect an egg, just like helmets help us to protect our brains. Your special case should protect your egg from a tumble and a fall.

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  • What materials will you need? Where will you get these materials?
  • Who will bring the eggs?
  • How will you drop your eggs? How will you tumble them?
  • How will you stop the eggs from making a mess if they break?


  • Using different materials, create a case to protect an egg in a fall.
  • Try using different materials to compare how successful they are.
  • After you create a case for your egg, try dropping it from different heights to see what kind of fall your egg can survive!


  • How well did your case protect your egg?
  • How was your case like a helmet for your head?
  • If you were to make another case for an egg, what would you do differently next time?
  • Remember to submit your activities on our Scouts for Sustainability Take Action Map

Keep it Simple

  • Not sure how to design your egg case? Why not brainstorm some ideas with a group before you start building?

Take it Further

  • Consider going beyond a simple egg—why not try the same activity with something bigger, like a watermelon?