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Mad Scientist 08-14-2005 12:07 PM

Egg drop science project
 
Hi!

Im in fifth grade and I'm doing the egg drop project. What hieght should I use?

Hector

Archenemy550 08-14-2005 07:56 PM

You should do multiple heights....

I would go with:

6in.
1ft
3ft
5-6ft
8ft
10ft
you can alter those to however you want, but when i was in elementary those are the heights we used.

Are you placing the eggs in a box with padding, or just dropping them? Otherwise the egg will proably break on 6in.

wisteria 09-16-2005 06:08 AM

just trying to help
 
I agree with Archenemy550 but it also depends on the ground surface too. :)

sciencefreak 09-17-2005 07:51 AM

i came across an amazing fact. you might wanna include it.
In 1994, an egg was dropped from a helicopter onto a golf course in Blackpool from a height of 213 metres (699 ft.). Incredibly, it did not break!!!
sciencefreak

ScienceIsCool 09-17-2005 11:02 AM

What!!! 700 feet! That's truly amazing. Where did you get the fact though? (i.e. is the source reliable?)

sciencefreak 09-17-2005 09:20 PM

yeah...i got it from a reliable encyclopedia called 1001 amazing facts

Mad Scientist 09-18-2005 10:08 AM

Unbreakable Eggs?!
 
That is simply amazing! Did they mention what was used to catch the egg? or was it simply dropped onto the ground? Surely they must have used something to catch the egg!

wisteria 09-19-2005 04:40 AM

true... but Is amazing that the egg did not break...

lexmartin97 09-20-2005 09:30 PM

:confused: i like that alot a egg is a good idea

sciencefreak 09-21-2005 06:44 AM

sorry i wasn't available for quite some time.
well yeah....they dropped in on the golf course, the ground...
amazing but true

Mad Scientist 10-05-2005 02:44 AM

And it didn't break?
 
Was it fluke? Were they able to repeat the experiment?

sciencefreak 10-05-2005 07:52 AM

No Guys...... It Didn't Break...thats Why The Whole Fact.........

wisteria 10-08-2005 06:32 AM

just quoting
 
could the ground be soft or hard compacted? or is the egg a fake that looks real?

Sodalvr123 10-09-2005 07:25 PM

Ok Im doing an egg drop project at my school what type of container should i use? P.S we are droping it from the top of the raymond james stadium :confused

wisteria 10-09-2005 11:43 PM

just trying to help
 
well sodalvr123 how high is the stadium? and you may want to put somthing soft... or boil the egg :D :p .

hey I got an idea could the egg be well boiled when it droped on the golf course? :confused:

ram 10-14-2005 05:20 AM

what's the "purpose" of this egg-drop experiment? Do you think the age of the egg affects the durability of eggs****?

wisteria 10-14-2005 06:28 AM

just quoting
 
I agree with you ram... ;)

sciencefreak 10-20-2005 02:44 AM

ok, let me change the fact a bit,

a RAW egg was dropped from a helicopter unto a golf course.

ScienceIsCool 10-20-2005 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ram
what's the "purpose" of this egg-drop experiment? Do you think the age of the egg affects the durability of eggs****?

Not sure about the purpose but regarding the effect of age, I think the answer would be yes. I've seen old eggs in my fridge crack. So I would assume that as they age, their s****s become somewhat more brittle either naturally or else because of corrosive chemicals in an aged egg. Alternatively, it could be due to the build up of pressure due to gases in an aged egg.

Hmm, that would be something interesting to investigate in a science project.

wisteria 10-22-2005 11:58 PM

well it seems like it is just a rummer " I believe it, when I see it"

BroadwayBaby 10-24-2005 04:04 PM

Maybe
 
Maybe the egg S-H-E-L-L becomes brittle morein age like the human skin become WrInKlY

wisteria 10-25-2005 05:13 AM

yeah but still wouldn't it still break from that hight?

BroadwayBaby 11-04-2005 01:31 PM

Relevent
 
This guy, plz keep your post relevent. No one likes forum spam! :(

Mad Scientist 11-04-2005 06:43 PM

Please don't spam
 
Yes, as BroadwayBaby says, please don't spam our forum with irrelevant messages. We are trying our best to keep this forum entirely focused on helping students learn more about science. All spam messages will be deleted.

Thank you for your cooperation :P

BroadwayBaby 11-05-2005 11:35 AM

Tanx
 
Thanx Mad!!

auragirl 11-21-2005 01:32 AM

Artistic Egg Drop (on a university level)
 
Hello all, I've been doing some research for an assignment I'm working on, due a week from now, and I was hoping that maybe I could get some advice here...

I'm an art student, and in my 2D/3D design class, we've been asked to design a container to do a typical egg-drop style assignment. Here are the criteria:

- The egg must be raw, and will be provided by the professor (which means the container needs to be able to open, to insert the egg).
- the container will be dropped from a third floor balcony, onto hard concrete.
- The egg must survive the fall without cracking, but the container can break (if it breaks, it should break by design and ideally something "interesting" or "pretty" should result from the breakage).
- No wings, helium balloons or parachutes may be used.
- Any materials can be used and the container can be as elaborate or as simple as we wish.
- The container must be functional as well as aesthetic and it will recieve a grade for each aspect.


So far, my plans and research have led me to the idea of making a sort of egg-within-an-egg design...building outwards from a hardboiled egg, making a series of ever-larger papier-mache egg shapes, each larger than the last...and then filling the hollow area between each "shell" with some sort of impact-absorbant material. I was thinking of maybe pudding, or jello, or popped popcorn...one website said peanut butter was good for cushioning the egg, maybe using that for the innermost egg? I've heard that bubble wrap is actually very bad for this sort of assignment, but that the green foam used for arranging artificial flowers is very good. I'm currently planning to make the papier-mache without any wire frame, and cut all the eggs open at the middle, and use tape to close them before the big drop.

Any suggestions for how to go about this would be quite useful, the more detailed the better!

Thanks in advance.

Mad Scientist 11-22-2005 08:43 AM

Invincible Egg Science Project
 
Looks like our Invincible Egg Project gets more exciting by the day!

I would suggest experimenting with various types of cushioning material. Birdseed might be a surprisingly effective option. Try it and see!

- and yes, an egg-wthin-egg design will be ideal! Several layers of possible!

auragirl 11-23-2005 01:03 AM

Thanks very much for the advice. I'm planning to try birdseed, and also popped popcorn and finally pudding if those don't work. I'm also considering cooked rice...though I'm not sure if it being cooked will matter or not?

How many layers of "egg" shell do you think would work best, at the height I'm dropping from? And how much space between layers of egg..? Obviously I'm going to experiement, but a rough idea of where to start would be useful.

Also, would adding a weight to one side, to make sure it drops in that direction, be at all useful? And if so, which side of the "egg" should be weighted?

Thanks again!

Tejas 11-26-2005 09:20 AM

Answer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by auragirl
Hello all, I've been doing some research for an assignment I'm working on, due a week from now, and I was hoping that maybe I could get some advice here...

I'm an art student, and in my 2D/3D design class, we've been asked to design a container to do a typical egg-drop style assignment. Here are the criteria:

- The egg must be raw, and will be provided by the professor (which means the container needs to be able to open, to insert the egg).
- the container will be dropped from a third floor balcony, onto hard concrete.
- The egg must survive the fall without cracking, but the container can break (if it breaks, it should break by design and ideally something "interesting" or "pretty" should result from the breakage).
- No wings, helium balloons or parachutes may be used.
- Any materials can be used and the container can be as elaborate or as simple as we wish.
- The container must be functional as well as aesthetic and it will recieve a grade for each aspect.


So far, my plans and research have led me to the idea of making a sort of egg-within-an-egg design...building outwards from a hardboiled egg, making a series of ever-larger papier-mache egg shapes, each larger than the last...and then filling the hollow area between each "shell" with some sort of impact-absorbant material. I was thinking of maybe pudding, or jello, or popped popcorn...one website said peanut butter was good for cushioning the egg, maybe using that for the innermost egg? I've heard that bubble wrap is actually very bad for this sort of assignment, but that the green foam used for arranging artificial flowers is very good. I'm currently planning to make the papier-mache without any wire frame, and cut all the eggs open at the middle, and use tape to close them before the big drop.

Any suggestions for how to go about this would be quite useful, the more detailed the better!

Thanks in advance.

To Make this happen try some concentrated or thick or semifluid liquid in the jar

Mad Scientist 11-27-2005 12:00 AM

Layers of eggs
 
I'd go with at least 3 - the more the merrier. In fact, you should start with a higher number and reduce the number gradually.

Try with a symetrically design, then experiment by making the egg lopsided. Record the differences. :)

PETER6297 11-29-2005 05:23 PM

egg drop
 
i've come to this discussion late, however, a snippet of "useless information" that is lodged at the back of what passes for a brain in my case, gives me the notion that if you are trying for an unbroken drop record, you could try soaking the egg in vinegar for a while prior to the drop , apparently this softens the shell to such an extent that a whole normal sized egg can be inserted unbroken into a milk bottle I would assume that an egg would possibly be soft enough to bounce at the end of a quite considerable drop ;)

Mad Scientist 11-29-2005 06:14 PM

The invincible egg continued..
 
Very interesting, Peter. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

wisteria 11-30-2005 02:39 AM

then could the egg drop be a fluke? with the egg drop of a few meters above golf cours ground?

sunil59 12-07-2005 11:04 PM

egg drop
 
There is no mention of the contents in the egg ;) . In this case suppose you use a pin prick and remove the contents of the egg then wonder what will happen :rolleyes: . Maybe you succeed to drop this egg from the Eiffel tower but I think it will not break. :D . If this does not work then prick a hole on the other side of the empty egg and the air will go through making it float in the container while it drops. :)

the_science_dude 02-28-2006 03:51 PM

i need help bad!!!!1
 
hi

i'm in 6th gade and i need help no what i should look up as resourses for this project.


thanks

All Knowing 03-10-2006 09:36 AM

What i did
 
[/QUOTE] I got a great idea that worked really well. I took a soccer ball filled it with cotton. Not coton balls but cotton strips like a towel. It is really soft u can find it in the arts and crafts. Well i took the soccerball cut a x in it and stuffed it halfway with cotton. Placed the egg in and filled it all the way up. Then i made a parachute out of plastic throwdown. I cut 4 holes in eac sie of the soccer ball, strung it through and tied a knot. Then i took the other end and tied it to each end of the parachute. :D This is a great experiment using newtons 3 laws of motion. You need soft material packed tight. I got a 110 on my test grade because it was good idea, try it.:lightbulb: :secret:

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O my gosh
 
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All better
 
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sciencefreak 05-17-2006 07:02 AM

Oh God! Spam again....
 
Why don't you just stick to science related posts?

D Boy 06-10-2006 03:11 AM

reply
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
Hi!

Im in fifth grade and I'm doing the egg drop project. What hieght should I use?

Hector

off a two story building bottom up


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