Scarborough Engineering week invites you to take part in a free and exciting STEM Challenge – Eggs in Space!

Can you protect your egg from cracking under the pressure?

Students and families are invited to take part in the Scarborough Engineering Week 2017 Challenge – ‘Eggs in Space’.

The challenge is designed to be completed either in school or at home with the finale taking place during Scarborough Engineering Week taking place 10th – 12th October 2017 at the Scarborough Spa.

The finale of this challenge for families will take place on 10th October 2017 at the families evening session, 4.00 – 6.30pm.

Schools attending the event can bring their prototypes at their pre-registered session.

What is Eggs in Space?

Students/families will work in small teams to engineer, design and construct a space capsule, using any of the resources listed below, that will protect your ‘eggstranaut’ to land safely on re-entry in one piece!

As well as constructing a space capsule we want you to design your own Space Mission Badge so that we can identify your capsule in the event of any ‘eggstremely’ messy situations.

Did you know?  Astronauts taking part in Space Missions design their own unique Space Mission Badge, which is worn on their spacesuits – have a look at some of the mission badges via google and see!

What materials can I use?

  • Plastic Bin Liner
  • Polystyrene Cups
  • Cardboard Tubes
  • Balloons
  • Egg (Raw) – your ‘eggstranaut’ must be placed in the capsule.
  • Drinking Straws
  • Cotton Reels
  • Bubble Wrap
  • String
  • Other recyclables

Important information: All small children taking part must be supervised by an adult.  When placing your ‘eggstranaut’ in the capsule please remember to wash your hands straight away.

How to enter:

To register for the challenge please email – for schools taking part please let us know how many students are taking part in the challenge, if you are a family wishing to take part please let us know how many young people and we will register you to attend the finale at the evening session on 10th October 2017, 4.30-6.30.

Prizes will be awarded for:

The Best Engineering and Design of the Capsule

The Safest re-entry time (drop time) – each capsule will be timed, so the longer it takes to fall the safer landing your ‘eggstranaut’ will have!

The Best Space Mission Badge Design

Most Innovative Team

If you require any further information on the challenge please do not hesitate to contact the Scarborough Engineering Week team