This science project requires students to build a contraption, sometimes with limited resources, which keeps an egg from breaking or cracking when dropped. Often school champions are entered into county and state competitions where their designs compete against those from other schools. Objective The aim of an egg drop experiment is to construct a protective device around a raw chicken egg, which keeps it from cracking when dropped from a certain height. The height from which eggs are dropped can vary from 3 feet to the first story of a building.
Expert Engineer Post-Assessment , one per student To share with the entire class: Provide materials such as cardboard or paperboard, clean food containers, foam, tissue paper, fabric, rubber bands, packing peanuts, fiberfill, bubble wrap, cotton balls, grass and other soft and cushiony materials. Do not provide the following materials because they are such excellent shock absorbers it is nearly impossible to break the egg from amazing heights: Competition supplies to share with the entire class: The homemade device in Figure 6 consists of a cm diameter circle cut out of wood and an arm with a sliding ruler for measuring device height.
Tue Mar 27, 5: This is not straightforward. I'm not sure how the horizontal stretching is related to the vertical stretching is related to the tension, area of stretching material, etc. A fine mess I've stepped into. It all depends on the material.