1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Im sure most of us have heard about and done an egg drop project sometime in our lives, and right now is the time to do mine. We will be dropping the egg that is inside of our project from the second story of a building, and then from the third story. We are allowed to use any kind of glue, toothpicks, and drinking straws. The glue cannot be attached to the egg after its landed (meaning no wet glue or gluing the egg to something), and the egg cannot be modified (cannot be soaked in vinegar, etc). The project has to weigh less than 200g, and bonus points are awarded for projects less than 100g. 3. The attempt at a solution This is really the only idea I have come up with. Make a small box to put the egg in out of toothpicks, then put a layer of glue down to hold the box together. Put another layer of toothpicks and glue down for more reenforcement (I have to drop this twice). Then evenly space the straws apart and cut them so they fit horizontally into the "box", and keep switching the direction the are facing as each row is layed down (my thinking here is the straws would provide cushioning for the egg with air gaps all around). So is this even worth a try? Anyone have any other ideas?