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The MacGyver Test (aka The Egg Drop)

TOTAL TIME NEEDED
45 minutes

LESSON(S)/CHARACTER TRAITS
Creative problem solving; innovation; resourcefulness

TEST DESCRIPTION
Harkening back to the old TV show MacGyver (the man who could make anything out of ordinary objects), this is a test to determine how closely the emerging adult resembles this action hero! Take the honoree to a local grocery store, give him or her $5 and five minutes to buy only edible items to cushion an egg when it is dropped from a significant height such as the second-story of a home.

ITEMS NEEDED
Car to drive to grocery store, $5, one egg

OTHER
This challenge is a good example of how you can incorporate a lot of fun into an activity designed to teach values and skills. Following the test, discuss the activity to reinforce the lessons and character traits you are trying to emphasize.

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