Glass Breaking



Will the hight at which a pice of glass is dropped determine the number of peer it breaks into?

What do I Know about glass?

What makes glass hater in the first place?

It is to rigid so in place of bending it breaks.

What is glass made out of?

There is no single chemical composition that characterizes all glass. Formers make up the largest percentage of the mixture to be melted. In typical soda-lime-silica glass the former is silica (Silicon dioxide) in the form of sand. Fluxes lower the temperature at which the formers will melt.(copied from Chemistry of Glass)

How much power does it take to break glass?

it depends on the shape of the glass


I thing that as long as the glass is the same shape and chemical makeup that the hight from which it is dropped will determine how many pieces it bewares into.

Experiment Set up

I fave three pieces of glass all are two feet by two feet square. I will drop these as identical as possible pices of glass from hight of 10ft 25ft 50ft.


Because the glass was progressively more destroyed at higher hight I conclude that hight is the determiner of how many pices glass breaks into.