What is the Egg Drop?

 

This is an event where all K-5 students work in teams (usually 4-5 teams per classroom) to design a device that will keep their raw egg from cracking when dropped from a high elevation. This is a super fun STEM activity and is a wonderful opportunity to work in teams on creative solutions that get those engineering minds working. The Kirkland Fire Department will bring out their firetruck and drop all of the devices from the top of the ladder. Of course, if there is an emergency the fire department needs to attend to during the time we have them scheduled, we will find an alternative way to drop the eggs.

 

 

When is the Egg Drop?

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 2pm. Students will work in teams in their classrooms either that morning or the day/week prior to build their devices.

  • Kindergarten: 2:00 - 2:30pm
  • 2nd, 3rd, 2/3 Quest: 2:30 - 3:00pm
  • 4th, 5th, 4/5 Quest: 3:00 - 3:30pm

 

How can I support this awesome STEM activity?

 

We need community members to donate supplies, help with organization and distribution of supplies, and we need volunteers during the event. Click the button below to sign-up.

 

The below button will be linked to a volunteer sign-up as we get closer to the date of the event


Bell Teachers: 

 

We need to know the Egg Drop teams in your classroom and which students are on each team. Please have the students come up with their team names, then enter the information by clicking on the button below. Please let us know the team names by Friday, June 7

 

 The below button will be linked to a Google form as we get closer to the date of the event

Supplies:

  • The PTSA will bring a bag of supplies to each classroom by Wednesday, June 12.
  • Students are also welcome to bring in additional supplies from home.
  • The raw eggs will be dropped off the morning of the event, June 18.
  • The PTSA will print labels of all the teams and drop them off with the supplies (please adhere the label to the contraption for that team and keep the egg in the ziploc bag).

 

Event Details:

  • Students will work in teams in their classrooms to build their devices at a time of your choosing (the week leading up to the event). 

  • Please bring all student contraptions with you to the event (with the egg inside the contraption). Make sure the egg is labeled and inside the ziploc bag. Extra labels on the contraptions is always a good idea.

  • Volunteers will retrieve the eggs after the drop and determine which eggs survived. Results will be announced at the end of the school day. 

  • Teachers will receive prize stickers and lollipops to send home with all students after the announcement of the results.

  • On the day of the event, we will hand out otter pops to all the kids, so they can enjoy a treat while they watch the event. If you have any students who cannot eat otter pops, please email president@agbellptsa.org.

  • The fire department asks that we do not walk under the truck ladder. Please walk students around the outside of the fence, if you are asked to sit on the side farthest from the building.

  • Location: black-top (rain or shine, dress accordingly)

  • Date/TimesTuesday, June 18, 2024 at 2pm
    • Kindergarten: 2:00 - 2:30pm
    • 2nd, 3rd, 2/3 Quest: 2:30 - 3:00pm
    • 4th, 5th, 4/5 Quest: 3:00 - 3:30pm

We will do our best to stay within these timeframes, but we may need a little flexibility the day of. 

 

 

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