Egg Flight experiment

This experiment simulated the recovering systems of a space craft by challenging the participants to design and develop a system that secured the “raw” egg (payload) after a flight -dropped from a tall building.

This was achieved using materials that were meant for other purposes to educate the students on how to think creatively.

EGG-FLIGHT EXPERIMENT

EGG FLIGHT EXPERIMENT” AT SALAM UNIVERSITY, LOKOJA, KOGI STATE

The participants were taught how space systems are being design and built as well as how to work in a group to achieve a task.

They were finally divided into groups. Each of these groups was given locally sourced materials and a payload (a raw egg); they were also asked to design and build a system that will be dropped from a height to protect the egg.

The essence of this experiment was to build team spirit among them, think creatively, recreate and re-engineer things within a short time.

Thereafter, their systems were tested (dropped from a tall building ~ 35meters high).

EGG-FLIGHT EXPERIMENT

Student brainstorming to solve the puzzle

To our amazement, the best idea/design that survived the flight came from the students representing a secondary school (Group 3). See results below:

GROUPS FIRST FLIGHT SECOND FLIGHT
Time to recover the egg in sec. Time to setup the System for the next flight
Group 1 21.03s 18.08s Disqualified
Group 2 13.04s 35.07s Disqualified
Group 3 06.01s 07.01s Disqualified Winner!
Group 4 17.05s 14.01s Disqualified

The result of the contest



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