Egg Car Project

Created By: Drew Sohler

Question:

Will my car be able to protect the egg when it crashes into the wall?

Hypothesis:

My car should be able to protect the egg because i'm going to make a cup spot on my car.

Background Knowledge

speed-the rate at which something moves

force-the amount of energy that acts on an object

inertia-something that has inertia can't change state

acceleration-when something is moving and then slowly or quickly speeds up

friction-when something rubs against another thing

momentum-force that effects the speed of something

potential energy-the energy something has when it's not moving

kinetic energy-the energy something has when it's moving

Procedure:

I took a tinfoil box cut it in half, cut out 1 holder from an egg carton, and stapled the holder inside the box. I then took two LEGO wheels and axles and poked a hole in each side and end of the box. Last I put the wheels and axles together and put them through the holes and I was done making my car.

Data:

I tested out my car twice and both times, the egg stayed in.

Conclusion:

My car was able to protect the egg because the front of my cupped seat had a tall front so then the egg couldn't fall out.
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