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Louisa May Alcott Elementary

4213 228th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98053
 (425) 936-2490









The Challenge:

Build an egg container that will protect a raw, uncooked egg as it is dropped from a 50-foot high scissor lift!


How the competition works: All containers must be made at home prior to the event. Containers must contain a raw, fresh egg that is PLACED IN A ZIPLOCK BAG, ready to go carefully to school the morning of the launch. Devices will be collected from classrooms in the morning. Launches will take place during all three lunch recesses.



• Container must hold a large uncooked raw, size A egg in a Ziplock.
• Containers may be made by the student with minimal assistance.
• A cracked egg is defined as one that is visibly leaking its contents. Hairline fractures are not considered cracks.

Weight and Size and Design Restrictions: 2 lbs. max in weight.12-inch maximum package in all directions, the size of a basketball is a good guideline for size/measurement.

Size and weight restrictions will be strictly enforced
• No parachutes are being allowed.


The following materials are allowed in the design: Plastics, balsa wood, straws, cotton, card­ board, tape, string, toothpicks, glue, rubber bands, toilet paper tubes, etc.


The following materials are NOT allowed in the design:

• Packing peanuts, bubble wrap or other store-bought packaging material or foam.
• Metals, glass, chemical containers, Styrofoam (with the exception of whole Styrofoam cups), and thick wood (such as 2x4).
• No gases other than air may be used. (No Helium Balloons).
• No splatterables such as peanut butter, Jell-O, liquids, popcorn, fruit or vegetables.
• No flammable substances.


The PTSA reserves the right to refuse gratuitously messy, obvious splatters, or potentially dangerous entries. Failure to follow design guidelines above could result in disqualification. It is up to the judges' discretion as to whether or not the guidelines are being followed.


We need parents or other community members to volunteer and make the event a success. 


Questions? Email face@alcottptsa.org.