Egg Drop Contest – Coors Field

Can your creative package design save the egg from a terrible fate?

We're excited to announce the 1st Annual Steve Spangler Science Egg Drop Contest. The goal of the traditional egg drop contest is to combine your knowledge of physics with creative packaging design to keep a raw chicken egg from breaking as it plunges to the ground below. In other words… the egg shouldn't break to win the competition. What makes this contest exciting is the location of the launch site – the rooftop of Coors Field in downtown Denver, Colorado. Each contestant's egg-protecting contraption will fall 57 feet, landing outside the entrance of Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies.

This special Egg Drop Contest will be featured as part of the lineup for the Colorado Rockies Weather & Science Day on May 12, 2010 hosted by 9News personalities, Steve Spangler and Kathy Sabine.

Experiment

Here are the contest guidelines…

You can't have an egg drop contest without dropping eggs… and this year we'll be dropping the egg-wrapped contraptions from the top of the entrance of Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. The egg and its protective wrap will fall 57 feet before landing on the cement below. While the ultimate goal is the egg's survival (no cracking), points will be awarded for creativity and innovation as well.

  1. The Steve Spangler Science team will select five schools to participate in the event based on the list of participants who have already purchased tickets to attend the event on May 12, 2010. Only those schools who have been selected and received written confirmation from the Spangler team will be allowed to participate in the Egg Drop Contest.
  2. The protective packaging (referred to as the “package”) cannot exceed the dimensions of 2' x 2' x 2' (that's 61 cm x 61 cm x 61 cm).
  3. The egg will be a standard, large-size, raw chicken egg. The judges will be responsible for purchasing the eggs and will give each team an egg at the start of the competition.
  4. The egg will be examined by the judges and the contestant prior to being placed in the package. Please make sure that your design allows for the egg to be placed in the package right before the beginning of the competition.
  5. The egg cannot be modified in any way prior to being placed in the package (i.e. the shell cannot be softened using vinegar or changed in any way).
  6. Points will be awarded for creativity and innovation of the package.

How Does It Work?

A total of five schools will be selected to participate in the Science Day event at Coors Field on May 12, 2010. The design of the package can be a classroom project – use the collective brain power of lots of creative minds to come up with the best packaging design.

Each school will need to select one (1) representative who will come on stage with Steve Spangler at the event.

Schools are encouraged to make hand held signs, write cheers, wear school t-shirts… anything to cheer on and support your team.

Please direct any specific questions about the event to Carly Reed at Steve Spangler Science at (303) 798-2778.