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Egg drop experiment

  1. Apr 13, 2005 #1


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    My 5th grade cousin is doing an egg drop experiment and my uncle and I came up with putting the egg in Oobleck. Will this actually work if done properly? We tested it yesterday and the egg broke on the third drop. The first drop worked as did the second, but both of those the balloon of oobleck and egg was in a yogurt container. The third one with just the balloon broke, :grumpy: and I am wondering why it might have done this.
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  3. Apr 14, 2005 #2
    Pardon my ignorance, but what is an Oobleck?
  4. Apr 14, 2005 #3


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    Oobleck is a "non-Newtonian fluid". It exhibits a highly non-linear response to pressure. At low pressures, it has low viscosity. Beyond some critical pressure, it has very high viscosity - almost like a solid.
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