Montshire Museum Hosts Annual Egg Drop Challenge
April 4, 2012
For Immediate Release
The challenge, should you accept it: design a container that will protect an egg when it's dropped off the Montshire balcony.
Previous events have produced great achievements in creative engineering and design. Some containers use materials such as paper, packing “peanuts,” bubble wrap or balloons to cushion the fall, while others suspend the egg in a container, or involve an intricate parachute arrangement. This year's entries are expected to be even more egg-citing!
Make a container at home, or build one at the Museum the day of the event from noon-2 p.m. Then, from 2-4 p.m., it's "eggs away" as you launch your egg in it's container at an official "drop site."
Originality and creativity are appreciated, but designs may not include liquids, lighter-than-air gases, or glass. Please keep the container smaller than one foot on all sides, with total weight under 1 pound. (For complete guidelines, visit http://montshire.org//egg).
Mixing raw eggs and gravity usually means one big mess—but not always. Join us for this special event that's full of anticipation and surprises.
The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on science center located on 110 acres in Norwich, Vermont. Visitors will enjoy more than 100 interactive exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, technology, and more. The Montshire is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).