The Egg Drop

Egg Drop Game

The egg drop is a team building game that’s  all about engineering a cushion for your falling egg. This game is about crafting a spring-like mechanism for your egg that reduces the impact of the dropping egg, thus by decreasing the chances of it being crushed.

 Requirements:

Time: 30-40 minutes

Equipment: Eggs, household construction materials like cotton, tapes, plastics, bed-sheets etc

Group Size: 5-10 people

Location: Preferably outdoors or basement

Effective Age: 15 and above

How to play The Egg Drop?

  • Divide the players into two groups and give an egg to each of them.
  • Using the materials in the environment (outdoors or house basement) ask them to design a cushion that can prevent the egg from cracking up when dropped from a certain height.
  • Set a time limit for construction, say 30 minutes.
  • After the drop-cushion has been designed, bring the devices to the foot of the drop-cliff.
  • Drop the egg of each team turn by turn and closely watch if it has any cracks.
  • The team whose device can hold the impact of the egg drop wins the game.

Key Takeaways:

  • Make sure both the teams have similar material to construct their drop cushion so neither of the team feel it was unfair to them.
  • In case both team’s eggs are intact, increase the height of drop. Sort of like increasing the level on mobile games.
  • Make sure you have enough materials to create a good cushion. You might have known already stones and gravel won’t work.

Variations:

  • Though 2 may be the optimum number, this game can easily be played with a number of teams in place.
  • Try the egg drop with ostrich egg it’s whole lot fun.

Learning Outcomes:

  • This game helps to hone your architectural skill as you are asked to create extremely subtle cushion that can hold the most delicate of the things.
  • Physics also comes into play as you can alter projectile angle and velocity of launch for maximum egg-security.
  • Since material management is one of engineer’s most valued asset, this game also helps in improving your engineering skills.

Watch the video below for tips and tricks