In this biomedical engineering activity, students are challenged to design a helmet that will protect their “egg head” from damage when dropped vertically. Activity supports discussions on engineering sports helmets (bicycles, softball, football, etc.) and brain injury prevention.
Concepts Learned: Observing, inferring, measurement, experimental design, investigating, motion, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.
This pack includes enough materials for 25 students to work individually or for 50 teams to work simultaneously:
- Teacher Guide
- Tape Measure
- Masking Tape
- Pipe Cleaners
- Paper clips
- Cotton Balls
- Drop cloth
Based on activity in Teaching Engineering Made Easy 2.