EGG CAR COLLISON PROJECT

By: Delaney Hall

QUESTION

How can I create an egg car that will protect the egg while traveling?

HYPOTHESIS

I think I can create an egg car by using an old pine wood derby car, by cutting a whole out of it and adding velcro and foam to be protected by.

VOCABULARY WORDS

  • Speed: the rate at which someone or something is able to move or operate
  • Force: strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement
  • Inertia: a tendency to do nothing or to remain unchanged
  • Acceleration: increase in the rate or speed of something
  • Friction: the resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another.
  • Momentum: the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity
  • Potential Energy: stored energy
  • Kinetic Energy: energy that a body possesses by virtue of being in motion

MATERIALS

  • adding machine spools
  • an empty matchbox
  • straws
  • plastic egg
  • clear tape
  • scissors

PROCEDURE

First I gathered the materials I needed. Then put four straws together and glued them onto the matchbox. I used adding machine spools as wheels and I strung them on the straws. Finally I cut a hole on the top of my box for the egg to sit in.

DATA

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CONCLUSION

I think the straws were a good idea but they made the width to long. I really didn't like the tape I was going to use superglue instead but it fell apart at last minute. My race was really good and the time was short.