Upper School Science Elective – Life Insurance: Lessons on Surviving the Physical Universe

During this elective students are introduced to physics principles of motion as they relate to car crashes. Understanding these principles will allow them to gain new perspective on the importance of various structures and restraints used to engineer safe cars. Vehicle mass and size will also be investigated and integrated into the ultimate challenge – to engineer a car that will safely deliver a raw egg passenger to its destination.

The image depicts students as they work on perfecting the ratio of chemical reactants in their airbags. The impulse provided by the airbags will eventually be used to help save the lives of their raw egg passengers.