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Old 11-01-2005, 01:16 PM
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Hi, My first time using these forums so ingnore mistakes.
Here is an assignment which is due by the 16th of november.

I am in a grade 11 physics class. We have to make a "device" in which
to hold an egg. The egg then will be dropped from a considerable height by
our teacher. The egg "must" withsatnd 3 falls.

Evaluation
Withstands 1st fall - 50%
Withstands 2nd fall - 80%
Withstands 3rd fall - 100%

We havent been told about any materials that we might require and we
actually have to "construct" a wroking model of the device. So please ensure ur ideas are practical (no jet packs, air bags . I beleive thers many ways fo doing this and have a few ideas already. Am doing this to help myself.
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Old 11-01-2005, 01:25 PM
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Hi, My first time using these forums so ingnore mistakes.
Here is an assignment which is due by the 16th of november.

I am in a grade 11 physics class. We have to make a "device" in which
to hold an egg. The egg then will be dropped from a considerable height by
our teacher. The egg "must" withsatnd 3 falls.

Evaluation
Withstands 1st fall - 50%
Withstands 2nd fall - 80%
Withstands 3rd fall - 100%

We havent been told about any materials that we might require and we
actually have to "construct" a wroking model of the device. So please ensure ur ideas are practical (no jet packs, air bags . I beleive thers many ways fo doing this and have a few ideas already. Am doing this to help myself.
Hi Achandra

There have been quite a few postings on egg drop projects. Click on search in the BLUE bar (not the black one) to do a forum search on "egg drop".
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Old 11-02-2005, 08:23 AM
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Default Egg drop experiment

Look for an earlier posting by Archenemy550. Ifyou have any problems finding it, let us know.
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:26 AM
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Try making a basket or a cage like thing out of popcicle sticks and tissue paper. Hold the egg in with pipe cleaners.

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This is going to sound silly, but if you can use whatever materials you want, fill a hard case suitcase with rags and tissue paper and cottonballs and place the egg right in the middle. Hope you do well!
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Default Try birdseed

I've heard that it makes a good cushioning material!
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:51 AM
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ok then, i think the most easiest way is to use gravity, as you said you need to withstand the braking of the egg...
(you might just want to hold the experiment so that you produce a slope)
So you might want to use a slope as your landing area,so the slope should be paper sticked with aluminium foil and tissue, this will make the material abit elastic.
At the end of the slope you should put something soft, like an egg
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:53 AM
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you might also want to use water as your cushion...
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Yes. water would be a great cushion! the only problem was what to hold it in... maybe you could dig a hole inside a pillow and bury the egg in there! how about that?
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That's a good idea Moo.
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