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Topic: Egg Drop?

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chadthegamer

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My Physics teacher recently gave us the task to create a container made out of cardboard and make it so that when we place an egg in the container and drop it two stories, the egg should not break. Now I've already created the container with the required dimensions (15 cm x 15 cm x 15 cm) and I've placed 3 stacks of plastic straws and cotton to help absorb impact. I need to use something to help slow the container's descent to the ground. I tried a plastic bag, but it didn't go so well. I need to figure out what to use to slow it down. Any ideas?

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irken004

2. Posted:

Jello.

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Alegeobla

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when i did this, we made our container in the shape of a cone, padding the tip with cotton, and suspending the egg inside it with elastic bands and straws. we attached a plastic bag to it as a parachute, but even when tried without it the egg was fine

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chadthegamer

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I was thinking something more along the lines of a parachute. Jello is a good idea, but unfortunately, we can't use food products :P

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Digiki

5. Posted:

I did that in grade 6, but with straws and tape, with only about an 8 foot drop.

I made a camel out of the straws, however it worked. So perhaps making it in camel form is worth looking into.

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JayArr

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I'm sure there has to be web-site with tons of info on this. Just go steal some winning ideas off ta webz.

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google is your friend, for serious. :3

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Mabbit

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put wings on all four sides of the box. ive done this before, it works crazy good. then put a foam pad on the bottom

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Odnetnin

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briunj04 wrote:

put wings on all four sides of the box. ive done this before, it works crazy good. then put a foam pad on the bottom

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a balloon with no helium

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11. Posted:

A jet pack.

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Shane904

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Hmm Let me google that for you!

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kevohki

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I wrapped my egg using most of the tape given to us in the predetermined materials during 3rd grade. The rest of the materials went to making the container. Worked and I won first place but I don't think wrapping the egg is allowed anymore. My little cousin asked for help and he said they weren't allowed to tape up the egg.

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Ravage

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Suspend the egg with a bunch of elastic bands so it just bounces around inside the container.

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Stevie

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@sak904 - That is awesome, If only everybody had such initiative :)

This is good

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Trin

16. Posted:

Boil the egg.

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Roopa132

17. Posted:

Trin wrote:

Boil the egg.

That doesn't prevent it from breaking.

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Rocket thrusters ftw

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edofthe209

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I remeber doing that in grade school. a lot of us made crazy contraptions that mostly failed. The girl that did it best just wrapped the egg in bubblewrap. I was pissed.

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The_Fox

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I put it in water and froze it into a giant block and stuck it in the box. It was a first period class, so it hadn't melted much by the time I dropped it. My teacher gave me a frowny-face sticker for violating the spirit of the competition. What a b****.

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