Egg Drop, Drop Top

Kylie Whittington, Staff Writer

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Physics students participated in an egg drop experiment for Mrs. Kennedy. Classes have been studying momentum and impulse , so to wrap it up, students had to prevent an egg from cracking when falling from different heights. The objective of this activity was to provide the egg with a soft area to land on, but the challenge came into play when the students had to prevent the egg from bouncing out of their landing area. The egg had to last three drops: first from 5 ft., then 10 ft., and lastly 15 ft. Materials had to be used in order to slow down the impact time, so the force decreased during the egg’s impact.

 

Jordan Baker dropping his egg from the 5 ft. mark.

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