My class has been assigned the egg drop project, and I need some help/info on how to go about it. Objective: to design a container which will protect a raw egg, when dropped. Apparatus: 1. Each container must meet the following specifications: a. Maximum mass- 20g b. Body size- the container mist fit inside a rectangular box, 6cm*6cm*30 cm 2. The only allowable materials are paper, cardboard, balsa wood, rubber bands, feathers, and glue. 3. Fins and other aerodynamic paraphernalia may be added, which exceed the 6cm*6cm limit, but must fit within a 12cm*12cm box. 4. At no time during the fall may any part of the container have any material exceed the maximum dimensions as outlined above. This allows for parachutes and other wind dragging elements, provided they remain within the 12cm*12cm width and 30cm length maximum throughout the fall. Competition: 1. Contestants must be able to secure their eggs in the container within 5 minutes. Eggs will be furnished by the teacher. Medium eggs will be used. 2. The container will be dropped from successive heights until breakage occurs. The minimum height a container must survive is 1.5 m. 3. Between drops repairs may be made provided no additional material is added to the container. 4. Maximum times between drops will be 5 minutes. 5. The mass of the empty container will be determined before the first drop. Scoring: Scores will be determined using the following formula: Points= 100H/mass^2(squared) H= greatest height, in meters, attained without the breaking of the egg M= mass,in grams, of the empty container. The exponent places high premium on economy of design.