Egg Drop Experement

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Intro: Egg Drop Experement

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

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.

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    El Bert RoehP

    2 years ago

    and also we have to be conscious of the weight, it should be insanely light... any suggestions please!!!

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    El Bert RoehP

    2 years ago

    and the thin disk must not be damaged and survive through the crazy drop in a maze of construction pipes, to be dropped 4th floor of our onconstruction building, but the pipes are in the way? and the protection must not be damged, how'd i do this? and to think the protection is kinda insanely thin. and with a small chute. hhehe our teacher tried to challenge uss, we'll try our best but i need help!!1

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    El Bert RoehP

    2 years ago

    we just have to cut that one piece of little styrofoam and try to protect the egg, only materials, about8-short strings, 1-really thin plastic, a styro disk (2 cm thick 3x3 inch)

    can anyone think of an idea, no adhesives, try to connect strings directly to the thin chute, strictly only 3 material to be foung on the project shorts string,styro disk, and a small thin plastic.. we tried to ask for adjustments, but he said that even their 5 inch diameter plastic, and 2x2 inch thin styro disk works, but he never told us what they did...

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    El Bert RoehP

    2 years ago

    but our teacher only let's us use, a 3inchx3inch styrofoam thin disk, we have to utilize only he little thin and small disk to protect the egg, and the plastic chute must not go beyong 8 inches

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    ebert2011

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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!!!

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    itsaidhi

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    crapflinger

    11 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..

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    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!

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    i love you andrew, i always have................always will Ps...... I love you WHY DONT YOU NOTICE MEEEE AND MY PALE THIGHS!!!

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    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.......

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    rofl

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    !Andrew_Modder!

    11 years ago

    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