Every week we are sharing another great STEM activity that will inspire teachers and students. This week we will combine a fun family event with an old classic, “The Egg Drop.” This exciting challenge will be introduced by DEN Star, Kim Miller, from Boise, Idaho. Students will be asked to design a contraption that will safely move an egg down a hill. Included with this activity are great digital media ideas from Discovery Education, a virtual field trip opportunity, and some career connections. Enjoy!
Community STEM Challenge and Video
Discovery Education Digital Media Connections:
Virtual Field Trips
- Paratroopers are soldiers specially trained to carry out parachuting duties in combat situations.
- Skydiving is a sport that involves diving thousands of feet through the air before deploying a parachute and floating to safety. Skydiving instructors teach people how to do this safely. Instructors also go on tandem jumps, in which they are tethered to untrained jumpers.
- Parachute riggers work with parachutes on the ground, repairing, handling and packing them.
- Parachute manufacturers employ a variety of people involved in the production of parachutes for military and civilian customers.