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Egg drop

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This fun activity could be used as an icebreaker for people who have just met but it can be framed as a method that shows and fosters team communication, collaboration and strategic thinking as well.

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Goal

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Team Strategy

Materials

    Instructions

    Set Up

    Distribute the materials evenly amongst the groups. Put a marker on a wall to show where you will drop the eggs from.

    Directions

    Using the raw materials provided, the team goal is to build a structure that will support a freefalling egg dropped from a predetermined height (e.g. 7 feet) without the egg breaking.

    Variations

    For added complexity, you can add specifications such as - the structure must catch the egg in such a manner that the egg stops at least 2 inches from the floor, but nor more than 6 inches from the floor, or encourage trading of materials among the groups, or allow the group to earn more materials by doing other challenges.

    Background

    Source: Teampedia

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