THE GREAT EGG SPLATERING

BY:MICHAEL BERNA FEATURING:SIR EGG

Problem

The problem me and Logan had to solve was to make a device that would land an egg on the ground from 45 feet safely with limited supplies.

Available supplies:2 rubber bands,20 cm x 20 cm piece of cardboard and plastic bag,3 cotton balls,5 straws,2 pieces of paper,5 packaging peanuts,50cm of tape and kite string,2 Dixie cups,5 toothpicks,5 q-tips,and 3 Popsicle sticks.



Solving The Problem

The way Me and Logan tried to solve the problem was by putting a double parachute on our egg with flat cardboard as the first parachute and a plastic bag as the 2nd parachute just above the cardboard.We also had 2 Dixie cups,50cm of tape and string,2 Popsicle sticks, and 2 cotton-balls underneath the Dixie cups attached to the Popsicle sticks.


Why We Did it The Way We Did

We chose to make our device the way we did because the double parachute offered a lot of air resistance,the Popsicle cups with the cotton balls added some cushioning,and the string in the cups were supposed to kept the egg from falling out.




Testing Our Design

We tested it about 8 feet off the ground in the classroom.


Improvments To Our Device Before Final Test

Me and Logan didn't really make any adjustments to our device.



Final Test

Our egg failed the drop from 45 feet because the egg literally fell out of our device because we didn't have a cover on it.



Improvements After The Test

If we could do it again I would have the egg in a enclosed spot instead of an open roof.