As the whole structure rotates, a different long straw hits the ground and the process repeats. You also need to make sure that you have enough marshmallows, popcorn, or similar soft food to fill the container completely. And I do not know the thickness nor have anything to measure that with. Insert the egg into panty hose or attach an egg-protecting container to a bungee cord to prevent the egg from hitting the ground. These parallel straws must have hit the egg hard. With this realization, we started the next design. Restate the hypothesis first Include the following: What features did the contraption have to help protect the egg? Hold the straws in place with tape.
There are probably as many methods as there are minds in the world, and they are all worth a try. A hard shell is not the only way to protect an egg during an egg drop. If you're limited to masking tape and plastic straw, then you have to be ingenious. The straws above the eggs sticking through the funnel sides that prevented the funnel side from touching the ground. Staple or otherwise hold the stocking in place. Carefully wind the bubble wrap around the egg anywhere from two to five times, creating a thick cushion. The project can be designed for different age groups with various difficulty levels.
Then tape them to the egg, drooping them down more or less like a hula skirt. I used the straws in a x pattern to keep the papers cylinder shape. This way each side has 4 straws sticking out. Straw Designs Straws have firm walls around an empty space. Third Egg drop design with Straw — Unbalanced Cube Based on our analysis on the 2nd failure, a 3rd design was made. Egg capsules are a popular science project that teaches lessons about physics and design.
The Challenge Save you egg from certain doom by creating a way to protect it from the cold, hard ground! If you can choose the landing site, opt for a grassy location instead of a concrete sidewalk or parking lot. More process and design tricks we learned through this project Use plastic food wrap to wrap up the egg. What do the less-successful designs have in common? After collecting materials over a few days, students were able to work independently, in pairs or in small groups to design a contraption to protect their raw egg. Minimum weights per dozen are : Jumbo 30 oz. When dropping the egg, hold it out over the surface and simply let go.
It could be a cardboard or plastic box, or you could even construct a box frame out of metal clothes hangers. They are calculating mass, speed, velocity, momentum, force, and acceleration and having fun at the same time. Do not toss it downward as you drop it since this will add more force and speed to the egg's descent, making it more likely to crack upon impact. Have you done project designs with straws? It is the new start. After constructing their contraptions, the class examined all the other egg containers created.
Thank you Nicole streeter Hi Nicole As you've probably found out by now, asking for help with only a day or two before project due dates isn't a good way to relieve stress There's only limited opportunity to try different approaches, ask questions, etc. There are various ways that the straws can be arranged and used in such a project. And the larger size ball offers more protection than a smaller ball. Have you done project designs with straws? Total : design 1 My egg drop worked well the egg didn't break at all. The egg survived a single drop of 20 feet. These hard containers may be plastic food containers or cardboard boxes.
We used tapes and hot glue to put all straws into the place we wanted. After the first failures, we discussed the design. As you can tell from the pictures, we found it helpful to double up the straws for each edge and the extension. The frame absorbs the shock, preventing the egg from coming in contact with the surface. You can even do it with preschool aged children! The center is a small cube to fit the egg. You can make this a contest or all work together.
As we learned in geometry, 3 points form a plane, this means the landing force are equally distributed among the 3 straws, and then transfer to the crossing straws connecting these 3. Since the egg is falling at a slower speed, the force of the impact will be much less once it hits the ground. To drop an egg without breaking it, you need to find a way to minimize the force of the impact and its effects on the delicate eggshell. As a result, the force on the shell is lessened, making it less likely to crack. Because, with this core shape, the landing side is usually with 3 straws sticking out. For this one, we limit the design materials on straws, tapes and hot glue only. Will the design cost alot of money? This makes cleaning up a lot easier.
Place the egg in the center of your marshmallow nest, then carefully fill the rest of the container with marshmallows, as well. Conclusion: This is the most important part of the lab! So is there any suggestion of what will work best? Purpose - This experiment is designed to review these forces by completing an egg drop lab. Student: Another sheet of paper. Old metal coffee cans with plastic lids work very well, as do the new. Have you tried egg drop challenge with kids? Then, put the wrapped egg in a box and seal it shut. It was really cool watching the eggs drop this time.
The egg will be dropped from 10cm to begin with, and then the drop height will increase until it breaks. Can you guess the result? Failure is just as important as the successes. The egg package must not only allow the buyers to visibly see the egg but also have a well-designed interior that will protect the egg if it should ever be dropped. Results: Provide an account of what happened during the experiment. I am not sure it gets much easier than that! Then tape or glue the full-length straws along the edges of the pyramid holder, so each edge is extended with a straw to stick out of the pyramid vertexes. The longest will be the one holding the force when it hits the ground.