Monday, October 24, 2011

Human Body Eggsperiment: Protect That Brain!

Our last brain-related activity was to design a helmet that would protect our egg pilot in a fall. The shell, I told them, was his skull; the egg white and yolk was his brain. Then I left the kids to it!

LD designed a balloon-encased egg protector. 

 
 
DD designed a construction paper protective cloak:
Mom designed a cotton ball-play dough helmet:
I took the photo before covering it entirely.
Then it was time for the big drop:
 




We checked to see which egg pilots survived.


DD's made it through unscathed:
Mom's design was a bust:
LD's egg pilot survived and lived to see another fall (and another and another!)
 


2 comments:

  1. Looks like fun. We used to do this when I taught a summer science camp :)

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  2. I absolutely love it. This is the best brain involving activity that I have seen so far. Can't wait to do it with my little scientist. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    Warm hugs
    Ewa

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