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Egg drop challenge

Put your engineering skills to the test
with this classic challenge for kids!

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How good are you at engineering?

Your challenge: design a 'moon lander' spacecraft that can carry a precious egg cargo safely to the ground from a great height.

A fun workshop where children learn how NASA engineers design spacecraft to land on extra-terrestrial planets. Specifically tests children's ability to problem solve using a set amount of materials and a time limit.

Content covers deceleration, crumple zones, cushioning, retro rockets, extraterrestrial atmospheres and current NASA space missions. Great holiday program fun!

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Lots of hands on stuff for kids to do. I liked the appeal to a range of ages which is good for us. Will definitely keep you guys in mind for the next time.

Mosman Library; Stars & Planets plus Egg Drop Challenge day


A creative holiday science workshop for crafty kids!

Critical thinking run in a fun way!

How might the kids approach this challenge? Some kids find that they will work best in teams where as others would like to work by themselves. Either way we always see different approaches to solve the time-based challenge and have seen some spectacular results! The key to the session is the kids listening into stories on how NASA has used a variety of techniques to land precious spacecraft on planets, moons and now even asteroids and comets. Our presenter will work with your staff to guide the students through the challenge and give helpful hints along the way.

Where does this all happen?

The session can work perfectly well inside a room as we don't give any eggs to the children until the last minute (hey, an astronaut wouldn't sit around while a spaceship was built around them!). It is preferable to have some high ground such as stairs or a balcony to drop the spacecrafts from however we can also work with simply standing on a chair. We will use a box to contain the egg contents from spilling everywhere.

We have kids with allergies... what about us?

No problem! Just let us know and we'll change the program to dropping water bombs instead.

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  • Appropriate for children aged 7 years and up, maximum 30 students.
  • 2 tables arranged around the front of the room.
  • Chairs not required.
  • A high place to drop the created spacecraft is preferable but not essential.
  • Duration 60 minutes.
  • Set up time 20 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes.
Please inform us if there are egg allergies in your group. This will allow us to adjust the program to suit.


  • $420 inc. GST per workshop
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your site.
For sites outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this workshop can visit your site as part of a regional visit

We don't charge per site as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your office. Most sites tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.
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