Recently third grade students at Burton Elementary School completed its Egg Drop Challenge, a creative learning opportunity which blends instructional material with hands-on experiences. Using the Next Generation Science Standards, students were able to generate and compare multiple solutions to an open-ended problem based on how well each is likely to produce a favorable outcome. The STEM activity began with a list of materials, whereupon students designed a mechanism to protect an egg. The students then paired, and refined their designs to create a single device. As a culminating event the devices were dropped from a ten-foot height. Congratulations to these students and their teachers for designing creative and instructional learning experiences!