# Egg Drop Project and Kinetic Energy

## Homework Statement

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Our teacher has given us the weekend to go and work on the Egg Drop project. He's restricted us to 20g total mass and 6cm * 6cm * 30cm in size. Food, foam, bubble wrap is prohibited. Parachutes can be added but can not make it exceed 12cm * 12 cm * 30cm.

So that's what was given. I'm curious if there's any well known recommended way to do this. I understand the main concept is to make Kinetic energy be transferred to the egg slowly over a longer distance (rather than the regular one point on the ground). Any suggestions?

## Homework Equations

No real equations to plug in here, just more application of basic ideas of energy and motion.

## The Attempt at a Solution

My main idea of doing it was to have multiple layers of paper the egg can fall through, the main problem would likely be securing the layers together. A piece of paper is approximately 4.5g, so the limit is basically 4 pieces of paper to be safe. I'd think maybe one piece for a tubing to secure the egg in, then do layers of paper on the way down, with tape securing them?

Any other suggestions of methods or materials to use?