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How To Drop An Egg 100 Feet Without Breaking It
Egg Drop Project
How do you drop an egg from a 100 feet without the egg meeting a violent end? The design was created by my 14 year old daughter for a science project and we successfully tested it to confirm it works.
=== The Cockpit ===
Wrap the egg tightly with 1/4 inch bubble wrap. Insert the "astronaut suited" egg into a 3" X 3" X 3" box. That's a 3 inch square box. Ensure the egg is snug with additional bubble wrap. No seatbelt necessary, but the egg should not be loose inside the cockpit. Tape the box shut and write "Pilot Aboard" on the outside of this box.
=== The Inner Shell ===
Crinkle newspaper and line the bottom of a 9" X 9" X 9" box. Insert the "Cockpit" box into the middle of the nest. Crinkle more newspaper and stuff around the "Cockpit" until the box is snug. Tape the box shut and write "Mr Chicken Aboard" on the outside of this box.
=== The Outer Shell ===
Crinkle newspaper and (you guessed it) line the bottom of a 12" X 12" X 12" box. Insert the "Inner Shell" box into the middle of the nest. Crinkle more newspaper and stuff around the "Inner Shell" box until the box is snug. Tape the box shut and write "Watch Out Below" on the outside of this box.
=== The Launch ===
Yell "Watch Out Below" to ensure you do not hit an innocent bystander on the ground. Drop the Large Box from a 100 Foot Tower. The outer box will compress and absorb the shock. The inner box might have a dent, but "Mr Egghead" will have accomplished his glorious mission in tact.
Tips & Warnings
- Hard boiling the egg... is cheating.
- Freezing the egg... is not cryogenics.
- Microwaving the egg... is a total mess. And dangerous!
- Avoid hitting your Dad who's on the ground taking a video of the event. Mom will not be happy!