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What are some ideas for an egg drop project?

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Ideas for an egg drop project include cushioning the egg in cereal or bubble wrap, building a protective framework around it or anchoring the egg in place using pantyhose. Egg drop projects typically involve protecting a raw egg sob it can survive a drop from the top of a high building without breaking.

When a cushioning approach is taken to an egg drop project, it is important to choose a material that is likely to absorb the impact of the fall. Materials that may work include wads of bubble wrap, yarn or cereal. One useful strategy is to place the egg in a small, sealed plastic bag while surrounding it with bags of the cushioning material.

Pantyhose used as a hammock of sorts can protect an egg. The egg is placed in the legs of the pantyhose, which are then stretched diagonally from one corner of a box to another and secured in place. When the box is dropped, pantyhose stretched tightly enough should keep the egg from experiencing the impact.

Building a framework around the egg protects the egg because the framework deforms upon impact and absorbs the impact. Padding inside the framework adds extra protection; this padding can be made of foam, leaves or any other cushioning material.


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