The Egg Drop Project is an excellent authentic learning event. Below you will find the pages that junior students completed and filed into their portfolios. By providing the primary students with a variety of age appropriate activities (songs, crafts, word searches, egg facts) their participation as audience members became enhanced. Intermediate students viewed the capsules prior to the drop at the "Eggsibition Hall", completing probability sheets on the predicted outcome of the egg capsules. Teachers have taken these teaching moments and have expanded their lessons using the data collected. Charts, probability analysis, cause and effect, correlation between capsule drop times, flight patterns and egg survival are excellent ways to bring relevant learning into the class. Please view the Events pages to see the stages of The Egg Drop Project in its' entirety. The work sheet list below is an example of a typical Egg Drop Project portfolio. Work sheets themes and skills change as to the student, class and school focuses so omissions and additions to this list are expected. I use the Smart-board (interactive white board) quite regularly as it provides excellent illustrations, videos and co-creative opportunities for students to grasp each concept discussed. Every lesson is supported by a Smart-board presentation which includes numerous picture examples, diagrams and interactive games. As well, a calendar displaying all important dates and stages of The Egg Drop Project is viewed every morning and planner time (school pre-exit) to prepare students for the long term planning. Expectations and schedules are also shared with parents so they can support their child's progress.
Egg Drop Project - Work Sheets for Portfolios
1. Title Page - poster art 2. The Story Behind The Egg Drop Story (Jet Propulsion Lab, Pasedena, CA) 3. The Quest to Reach Mars - story and comprehension 4. Designing Your Own Mars Colony - A Cause and Effect Plan/Design 5. Parenting An Egg Spelling List #1 - language, phonics & terminology 6. Baby Egg Adoption Papers - life skills 7. Parenting A Baby Egg Log - completed daily - creative writing 8. Egg Anatomy Diagram - health/science 9. Nutrition of An Egg - reading (Health integrated) 9. Egg Snack Day - students brought in nutritious egg snacks to present and share with the class 10. Egg Baby Data - measuring circumference & height of baby eggs 11. The Egg Drop Project Magazine Article 3 pages - project outline & expectations 12. Eggstraordinary Facts - Reading Page - comprehension (amazing egg related facts) 13. Eggstraordinary Egg Myths - Reading & Work Sheet - stories of creation 14. How A Chick Hatches - diagram 15. Egg Laying Creature Assignment - poster & in research 16. My Incredible Egg Story - Draft - creative writing 17. My Incredible Egg Story - Final Copy - creative writing ***. Court Case Logs - only when severe neglect and inappropriate egg handling occurred we had a mock court This included - defense lawyer, witnesses, exhibits, character witnesses, bailiff, prosecutor and judge. 18. Four Days As A Parent Log - personal experiences recorded with picture of favourite parenting moment ***. Gone But Not Forgotten Certificates - Life Skills (Death & Insurance Claims Forms when needed)
19. What Are Designs & Blueprints - reading article & reference sheet 20. Designing A Capsule Spelling List #2 21. Create Your Own Vehicle Design - blueprint to scale with insets on graph paper 22. Understanding A Dome - reading comprehension & comprehension sheet 23. Famous Domed Structures - reading & research 24. Why Do Most Structures Use Triangles? Reading & Activity Sheet 25. What Skills I Have, What Skills I Need - planning to have partners (Life Skills) 26. Capsule Partnering Interview Checklist - skills I need from others to succeed (reflective assessment) 27. Famous Inventors in History - reading and matching activity 28. What's the Difference Between Aerodynamics & Drag - definitions & examples 29. Examples of Drag - matching definitions to drag 26. Designing A Capsule Crossword - Egg Drop Capsule related terminology 27. Experiment: Drag, Air Resistance (The Inquiry Method Model) 28. Experiment: Gravity (The Experimental Process) 29. Galileo's Life & Experiments - reading and comprehension 30. Writing Egg Jokes - puns about eggs, shells, egg laying creatures, drag ...) 31. Clinometers - What Are They? What Are They For? How Do They Work? 32. Measuring Heights Using A Simple Clinometer - outside activity 33. Capsule Design Rough Draft - conference with teacher when done 34. Capsule Design Good Copy on Chart Paper - measurements, materials, inset of hatch & latch required
35. Planning List of Materials & Tools Needed - planning with partner 36. Constructing An Egg Capsule Spelling List # 3 - language, phonics, definitions 37. Greatest Construction Jobs Of All Time - reading (Structures, Sea Vessels, Dams ...) 38. Monumental Math - math problem solving using monumental structures 39. Bar Graph - Survey & graph of materials used to make capsules 40. Make It or Break It Prediction Sheet - assess other capsules for their integrity 41. Egg Drop Experiment Capsule Data Sheets: record flight pattern, time of decent, crash meter, yuck or yeh result 42. Analyzing the Egg Drop Data: patterns and connections, fastest/slowest decents, place into order 43. "What Modifications Would You and Your Partner Make for Another Drop? - independent activity 44. Egg Drop Day Reflection: Log entry, include photos, chllenging moments, best moments, significant learning