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around the 5th, 6th or 7th grade you do an egg drop experiment in your science class or just a school function. This is a sure fire winner for the experiment!

what you'll need for this experiment:
knife/scissors
tape
egg
two plastic bags
empty soda can
 
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Step 1: Supplies

what you'll need for this experiment:
knife/scissors
tape
egg
two plastic bags
empty soda can

Step 2: Makeing the body

Use the knife to cut a line threw the front of the can. Cut to the left or right to make the door. Make sure the egg fits in. your body is nnow ready to drop!!

Step 3: Protecting the egg

if you have bubble wrap that will work perfectly, but I don't so a plastic bag will do just as good.put the egg on the bag and wrap it up. congrats, you're now protected!

Step 4: Making the parachute

Bend the tab straight up, and slip the handles threw the top hole on the tab. Make them into an O and put the top of the chute threw the O and pull tight being careful not to rip the tab off. most of the time it works more like a streamer than a parachute.Now go chuck it into the air and watch in ease gracefully to the ground...if the parachute works.
working on a egg drop this week i might try it
NE patsrock3 years ago
cool im gunna try this
ebert20114 years ago
My slacker friend did this once last second while at school... the only thing he though to do was to fill a  metal container he had with water, tape it shut, and hope for the best. Somehow the egg decided that it wouldn't break...

zOMG!!!
itsaidhi5 years ago
my teacher said we had to build ours, not already made boxes, we have to make our own, no cans, not just one item. I made a frame with the egg suspended in the middle, parachute failed, but my egg was fine.
BLLAAAAAPPPPP!
crapflinger7 years ago
man...eggdrops are great...our "science olympiad" had i think 3 classes of eggdrops you could enter. basic -8" X 8" container or smaller with no parachutes, expert - 4" X 4" container or smaller with no parachutes or bubble wrap (bubble wrap is cheating), and the unrestricted class - duh...anything goes...the unrestricted class gave extra points for complexity...because honestly anyone can protect an egg with 2 feet of foam... my friend who one the last olimpiad i went to (way back when) made this crazy k'nex and surgical tubing contraption that suspended the egg in the center above the ground...but when you droopped it it would deform and...well...like walk across the surface it fell on (wasn't shaped like a hoberman) it was the craziest thing i've ever seen..
Hey babay :)
mine is going to be very similair love it!
instructa-fan (author)  crapflinger7 years ago
hehehehehehehe... what do you get if you take the l out of this guys name........lol i'm sorry I had to point that out. I thought it was funny as...well...crap!
instructa-fan (author)  instructa-fan7 years ago
crapflingers name i mean
i love you andrew, i always have................always will Ps...... I love you WHY DONT YOU NOTICE MEEEE AND MY PALE THIGHS!!!
This is a story about a boy name bradley.... Egg drops are awesome, i do them for fun but a great way is to stick the egg in double grape jelly! Yummmyyy! Its always good on my french toast in the morning. anyway back to buisness, this works even though the glass from the jelly container smashed on my face and now its screwed up and deformes 4 life.......... its still a good way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yayyy!!!! & guys like me so i like them back ;)) Love youuu hit me up! Ily andrew.......
rofl5 years ago
ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I remember doing this for my 5th grade science class as one of those fun end of the year activities, and my Dad said that i should get a big block of styrofoam, cut it in half, and then drill a hole in the side of the styrofoam in the shape of half of an egg and do the same thing in the other one and then put the egg in there and tape it shut befaore use. Then what I did was put it in a empty tissue box with tissues to fill in the extra space and wrapped in duct tape. Whats nice about this one is that is still survived drops from like 20ft without a parachute and like +20 times. Also she made us throw it as hard as we could at the ground and mine made it. So styrofoam works really well.
ya we couldnt use parachutes... and we did it a odd way. Ok the teacher took a Co2 compresser and put like 80psi in a cylender and we put our container in a tube and then he fired it at a wall.. lol (he was crazy!!!) he beat the purpose of the "egg DROP lol
the "egg THROW"
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Pat Sowers7 years ago
when I did this I made a parachute and I surrounded the egg with Jell-O 4inches thick in a box and I won
hey! i like ur idea. i have to do this experiment this wed. and i was wondering how high u droped ur egg? we have 2 drop ours like 20 feet onto cement X o THX
from the second levle of a building so like 20-25 feet
I used jello as well, but by the time I got to my class, it melted, haha. So when it hit the ground, it exploded and coated everyone around the drop site. great stuff. someone has an instructable about suspending things in Gel, and the first thing I thought of was using it for an egg drop, lol.
instructa-fan (author)  Pat Sowers7 years ago
yup. jello is what they told me to use, but, I wanted to get creative...
Kaiven7 years ago
lol we had to do this two years ago, a.k.a., 5th grade :P
badburt7 years ago
Some of the students at our college are currently competeing in a rocket challenge where they have to fire an egg up to around 800 feet and return it safely to earth. The suggestion I came up with to help them out was to put the egg in a small plastic container and fill the container with a semi-viscous mix of wallpaper paste, this mimics the construction of the egg itself. So far the egg has completed several test flights and returned undamaged. This method works pretty well even if you just throw the container and egg at a wall or the floor even when the plastic container broke.
instructa-fan (author)  badburt7 years ago
Why don't you make a potato gun and get a plastic container that fits the barrel, and get a fireproof parachute...and make the inside of the plastic thing full of something that would ease the impact a little more. kinda like this instructable. P.S. Soon, i'm going to make an instructable for potato guns too!!!!!!!!!!!
instructa-fan (author)  instructa-fan7 years ago
(fart sound) sorry guys I can't get a tater gun instructable because I already appliedthe glue to the one I already made and was only alowed to make 1.( P.S. i wasn't even allowed to make the first one... there kinda sorta illegal where I live...)
bhunter7367 years ago
I just keep thinking that 26 paper balloon cubes with the egg in the middle would do pretty good, especially if you kind of taped them each air tight. Lots of folding, but I dont know if it constitutes a parachute.
tanda3337 years ago
i found that taping it to cardboard bent likehelicoptor rotors had a similar effect to parachutes (as similar as you get...) and all you needed was a handful of wadded kleenex to tape to the bottom.
instructa-fan (author) 7 years ago
just letting you guys know,you should wrap the egg in more than one bag.
royalestel7 years ago
We dropped ours from a 30 foot platform. So I just put a cardboard box on the ground, laid a piece of foam across the open top and dropped the bare egg onto that. Easy.
HamO7 years ago
I can't help but think of all the wasted egs and the many people who would love to have them to keep from starving.
royalestel HamO7 years ago
Yer kidding. Right? An instructable on making an egg drop box and you think this ought to solve the world's hunger problems instead? Please tell me yer kidding.
ARVash HamO7 years ago
Except for the fact that it'd probably be rotten when it got to them.. And what's wasted when there's learning!
instructa-fan (author)  ARVash7 years ago
learning is the bomb man! Except when it comes to REGULAR school...
The best way to protect your egg: put it in your mouth and jump. (I'm just kidding) This used to be a science olympiad event back in middle school.
Apples7 years ago
My teacher made us survive "the bird of death"(A board with nails sticking out of the bottom), "Geysers"(boiling water then getting thrown across the room), And a "volcanic eruption"(A camping stove) Plus, we had to drop from 30 feet using only something that could fit in a 3x3x3 inch cube. One of the best ways was peanut butter, it helped deaden the force(plus the added bonus of it being mostly fireproof)
i know a better way all you need to do is get two balloons and push them against the egg and tape around it yyou can dorp it from heaps high
When we did this in my science class, but we weren't allowed to use parachutes.... they were considered to be cheating. Instead, we (my team) made a large flat paper plane with the egg in the center.