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Egg Drop Engineers

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017
  • 10:00am - 11:30am

Air-dropping sensitive medical supplies or landing a probe on Mars requires careful thought and intelligent engineering.  In almost all cases there are strict limitations on the amount of space and weight in the plane or rocket.  With these restrictions in mind, you will engineer a capsule for a fragile piece of equipment, (an egg), and drop it from a height of several meters. Working alone or in pairs, students will use a variety of materials to devise a safe landing capsule for their egg.  We will look to modern technology as well as the natural world for inspiration when creating our egg drop capsules. Capsules will be judged on the success of the drop, and also on the volume and weight of materials used.

Registration information: Registration is full!

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.

Egg drop engineer releasing her capsule


  • Fee: $10 per participant
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  • Requirements: Suggested minimum age 10. Parents do not need to attend the lab with their child but do need to remain in the Museum.
  • Cancellation Notice: Refunds only issued if the Museum cancels the program.
  • Program Instructor: Bob Alderink
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January 25, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$10 per participant


Natural World Investigate Lab

Downtown Raleigh
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States


Debbie Huston