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EGG DROP COMPETITION

OBJECTIVE:

TO COMBINE IMAGINATION WITH PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL KNOWLEDGE TO BUILD A STRUCTURE THAT WILL PREVENT A GRADE A LARGE EGG FROM BREAKING WHEN DROPPED FROM INCREASING HEIGHTS.

MATERIALS:

10 TONGUE DEPRESSORS

10 POPSICLE STICKS

10 JUMBO PAPER CLIPS

5 SODA STRAWS

1 PLASTIC BAG

5 RUBBER BANDS

3 PIPE CLEANERS

2 FEET OF YARN

10 COTTON PUFFS

ELMER'S WHITE GLUE


PROCEDURE:

EACH STUDENT MUST BUILD A PACKAGE FROM THE ABOVE MATERIALS.

THE PACKAGES WILL BE LOADED WITH A GRADE A LARGE EGG PROVIDED THE DAY OF TESTING.

COMPLETED EGG PACKAGES WILL BE DROPPED FIRST FROM 6 FEET.

IF THE EGG IS BROKEN OR CRACKED, THAT PACKAGE IS ELIMINATED.

ALL PACKAGES WITH UNBROKEN, UNCRACKED EGGS ADVANCE TO THE NEXT ROUND/HEIGHT OF TESTING AND SO ON UNTIL ALL EGGS ARE CRACKED OR BROKEN.


RULES:

ONLY THE MATERIALS LISTED MAY BE USED TO BUILD THE EGG DROP PACKAGE.

THE USE OF OTHER MATERIALS WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND A GRADE OF ZERO.

GLUE MAY BE USED ONLY TO HOLD PARTS OF THE PACKAGE TOGETHER.
EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF GLUE MAY NOT BE USED AS PART OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE PACKAGE i.e., THE PACKAGES MAY NOT BE COMPLETELY COVERED WITH GLUE.
THE PACKAGE MUST BE EASY TO OPEN AND SECURE. (THE EGG SHOULD FIT EASILY INTO THE PACKAGE.) THE PACKAGE SHOULD BE EASY TO OPEN FOR INSPECTION AFTER EACH TEST

THE FIRST DROP WILL BE 6 FEET.

Shown Below is the final outcome of ALL the Egg Drop Experiments that have been run in Mr. Lewis Physics Classroom. No matter what height, the results were always the same ! With only one exception... Zack Newton.

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Well, What did you expect.
We Dropped eggs onto concrete
from the top of the High School !!!

Click Below for More Information, Pictures, and Meet Zack.

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