One good idea for the egg drop project is coating it with rice cereal, then placing it in a sealable bag that is filled with foam peanuts or other material to protect it. Other ideas include filling a box with some sort of packing material to cushion the egg.
There are many different ways to protect the egg during the egg drop project. With this project, the student is dropping a raw egg from a particular height, without letting it crack. This means using any materials or contraptions that allow it to drop safely. Not only does this mean dealing with a hard ground below, but the egg's possible bouncing before it reaches its final drop. The materials used vary based on the project's rules.