Egg Drop Project Essay

Only available on StudyMode
  • Topic: Popsicle
  • Pages : 2 (721 words )
  • Download(s) : 2064
  • Published : April 23, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
Luis Berrios
3/7/12
Physics Honors
B Block
Egg Drop Project

For this project, I made a capsule for an egg that is to be dropped from about twenty feet. This capsule that I made was not what I was thinking at first but when I started to build it, I saw that this capsule would hold better than the one that I was thinking which was a triangular capsule with the egg in the middle but I saw later one that the egg would break if it hit one of the flat sides. The capsule is a cube that is made out of the tongue depressors and I used most of the yarn for the big cage and I used the Elmer’s glue to glue the tongue depressors together. I used pieces of the paper clips to hold the popsicle sticks together with the tongue depressors and some more glue. I then made the center, which was made by two popsicle sticks that I had which formed into a triangle and I made a little railing around it with the paper clips. I then put the cotton puffs inside the triangle that was formed with the two popsicle sticks and it is used to cushion the egg while it’s falling so when it hits the floor, then it wouldn’t receive all the damage if the cage were to break and the small egg holder were to fall out of the capsule or if it were to hit the floor straight. I used the pipe cleaners to hole the egg inside the egg holder so that it doesn’t fall out of it and break. I used some glue to glue the cotton puffs to the railing that was made for the egg holder and to the two popsicle sticks. When I first tried to drop this capsule without the egg to see if the capsule would survive and how it would fall, it landed and turned to one of its sides, but the structure itself didn’t break. When I saw that the structure didn’t break, I rechecked the joints in the structure to see if they were still together. Once I checked the structure, I put an egg and I went to drop it. I dropped it in grass and when it fell, the egg broke completely and it turned to its side. Once I saw that the egg broke...
tracking img