by Mila Krstovic & Sebastian Schmitz, 10D
Although students had only just returned to school following a retreat, they gathered in their respective houses to take on a new challenge: "The Egg Drop Challenge." In this challenge, they had to design a system that would protect a raw egg when dropped from a height of 8 feet or more. The students were allowed to use specific materials, including:
In this challenge, success wasn't solely about ensuring the egg's survival but also about keeping the entire model as lightweight as possible to earn more points for their respective houses.
Each house divided itself into two groups: one for students in grades 5 to 8 and the other for those in grades 9 to 12. This way, each house had two systems to test. The students had approximately 30 minutes to construct and design their models, resulting in a diverse range of designs, from "Bees" and "Samurai" to "Parachutes."
However, not everything went smoothly, as some eggs fell and cracked during the building process. During the testing phase, it became evident which systems could withstand the pressure and which couldn't. In the end, the top-performing houses were Frankfurt, Berlin, and Bremen.