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Homework Help: EGG DROP woohoo

  1. Jan 18, 2005 #1
    EGG DROP!! woohoo!!

    Hello all!
    I have been getting frustrated with this certain physics project...
    the materials are as follows:
    5 sheets of computer paper
    1 meter of masking tape
    1 raw egg

    THAT'S IT!

    any ideas on how to make the egg survive? parachutes? baskets?

    i know you have to decrease the time of impact so the force will be smaller, but how do you go about doing that with only 5 SHEETS OF PAPER?!

    thanks for your help!
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2005
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 18, 2005 #2
    maybe you could make a parachute out of the sheets of paper and use masking tape to attach the egg to the parachute
  4. Jan 18, 2005 #3
    oh yeah minor detail i forgot....
    the sticky part of the tape can't touch the egg
  5. Jan 18, 2005 #4
    u could wrap the egg in a sheet of paper and then do as i said in the post before
  6. Jan 18, 2005 #5
    how far do u have to drop the egg?
  7. Jan 18, 2005 #6
    first 1 meter, then 2, then from the top of the stairwell....
    and you have to be able to get the egg quickly in and out of the contraption, so it can be checked for cracks..
  8. Jan 18, 2005 #7
    Make a crumple zone and gamble :P My friend did it and survived 2 tests :P
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