The purpose of this lab, was to create a device to help an egg survive the fall from a fire truck without breaking. In this lab I used a beer holder and cotton balls and a gel pillow to help the egg survive the fall. My procedure was to put a few cotton balls in the beer holder then I put my egg in it, next I filled the rest of the holder with cotton balls. Finally I taped the beer holder to my weighted pillow and it weighed around 490g.
My results concluded that my egg hit to hard and cracked on the concrete. As the projectile was falling it didn’t fall straight and landed right on the part holding the egg not the pillow as I intended. I thought my project would work if it would have fallen right. My cradle was soft and I thought it could have saved the egg. If I were to improve my project I would have used something harder as a base and tried to keep the egg more secure. I would have also tried to accelerate the time of impact to try and save the egg.
After the drop I realized my egg had not survived. The egg hit the ground to hard and cracked along the top of the egg. There was contact between the egg and the surrounding objects to a point where it cracked the egg.
My results were what I was expecting because I was not sure if the container would fall straight down or move like it did. I was disappointed but it was a nice attempt to save my egg. If I were to do this experiment differently I would have used something harder as a base and tried to keep the egg more secure. I would have also tried to accelerate the time of impact to try and save the egg.