1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The egg protecting device cannot slow down the natural descent of the egg in any form: The mechanism used to protect the egg cannot rely on buoyancy (i.e. no inflated balloon-based solutions) or air resistance (i.e. no parachutes or solutions designed to increase the air resistance of the container) 2. Cost of all of the materials used must be provided (see rubric on pg. 5 and sample materials data sheet on pg. 4) and the total price of the materials used in the eggprotecting device cannot exceed $40 3. The device must be ready by or before the assigned egg-drop date. NO late submissions will be accepted Any foams, or anything like that is ok as long as they are not used for air resistence. This is How grade Will be Calculated: Calculating a scaled egg drop score: Once all of the projects are turned in the “mass * volume of the device” (mV) product for all of the devices submitted will be calculated. These mV products will be ranked and a rating scale will be created (smaller values of mV are preferable to large values). The final “egg drop” score will be calculated by multiplying the raw score by the mV scale: egg drop score = raw score (how broken) x scaled mV product. . 2. Relevant equations egg drop score = raw score (how broken) x scaled mV product. J=F*t 3. The attempt at a solution My idea is to fill a small container with some homemade gel, fit the egg inside of it and drop it :) This is how i will make the gel: http://www.myscienceproject.org/gelatin.html I am however open to other ideas as long as they are as lightweight and compact as possible. (Such as foam, popcorn whatever...) **I have decided that instead of homeade ballistics gel i would use oobleck.