Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall among his other egg friends waiting to descend from the top of the staircase, as the students from Bishop Walker School for Boys counted down from 10 to begin the launch of their spacecraft designs which held what would normally be their scrambled breakfasts. However, today’s goal was not to scramble the eggs. Students were tasked with designing, building and testing a spacecraft that would allow an astronaut (The Eggs) to land unharmed on the moon.
Many students used their knowledge of drag and air resistance to slow down their spacecraft. Will their efforts reduce the spacecrafts impact, allowing the astronauts to land in one piece?
The LET’S GO Make It Work program encourages students to utilize their imaginations to design solutions to real world engineering problems.