Egg Drop Project
We had a few problems through out the project. Out first problem was, making the egg secure in the cups. Our second problem was connecting the parachute to the cups. Our last problem was finding the correct landing so the egg wouldn't crack. As you can tell, we had some problems but we managed to fix them.
We figured out that to protect fragile items you have to put lots of packing and protection for the item. To protect falling items a parachute will help slow the fall. We also made a landing pad for the egg. Everything that we did worked well.
We had a lot of ideas but we went with putting the egg in the Dixie cups. In the cups we put cotton balls and packing peanuts to protect the egg. We also put straws on the cardboard so the egg didn't make direct contact to the ground. We also made a parachute to slow down the fall. We had made made all of our ideas work into one contraption.
It took many changes to get our design to work. For the base we had our cardboard with Popsicle sticks and straws. Then, we had two dixie cups with the egg inside. For padding we put packing peanuts and cotton balls in the cups. Next, had to straws connected to the dixie cups to hold the parachute. It was time to drop the egg from the roof. When it got dropped to our surprise it survived.