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Homework Help: Egg Drop Project Design Help

  1. Nov 1, 2015 #1
    Design/construct container to safely land a raw egg when dropped onto pavement from top of bleachers.
    Standard Toothpicks, Standard Straight Drinking Straws, Standard Sewing Thread, Cardboard, Masking Tape
    Egg cannot crack.
    Container mass < 30 grams without egg
    Must be pre-made where one is able to put the egg given by the teacher into the container.
    My considerations:
    I am allowed to make a parachute if I would like. I do not know if this is feasible with the given materials. If this is possible, could someone give me insight as to how to approach making a parachute with these materials?

    If I do not make a parachute, then my intent must be to distribute the impact as much as possible, since I cannot lessen the impact. Therefore I am considering just using 30 grams of masking tape to make a huge sphere to put around the egg. Would this be a bad idea?

    Does anyone have suggestions for the best way to approach this?
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  3. Nov 1, 2015 #2

    Mister T

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    The tape idea wouldn't meet the condition of being pre-made.

    Have you tried looking on the web for ideas?
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