Egg drop project

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  1. CLErunner

    CLErunner Earning My Ears

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    Any ideas on how to save an egg from a drop of 2 meters using only 3 sheets of paper? Nothing but the paper. Thanks!
     
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  3. thedonduck

    thedonduck DIS Veteran

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    No tape??? Just making sure before I give my suggestion
     
  4. njcarita

    njcarita <font color=red>BL II - Red Team<br> <font color=t

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    i just googled and their are tons of ideas....................
     
  5. PrincessKsMom

    PrincessKsMom <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/tlk

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    hard boil it. :lmao:
     
  6. Julia M

    Julia M DIS Veteran<br><font color =red>not clever, not wi

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    My daughter had to do this project for physics. I definitely suggest googling for info. I recall that my daughters group used part of one sheet to make a cone and the egg was in that. They also shredded some paper to help cushion. They received bonus points if they used less than 3 sheets. It was dropped from the top of the bleachers. Since they have stadium style bleachers (elevated from the ground) it was quite high. I'll ask her for more info.
     
  7. Ceila

    Ceila DIS Veteran

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    Isn't the point of the project to come up with your *own* ideas of how to make it work, based on what you have learned in class, instead of just asking a random bunch of people on the web to do your work for you?
     
  8. turkeymama

    turkeymama DIS Veteran

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    Yes Mom. :rotfl2: Sorry, I'm only kidding.
     
  9. Ceila

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    :rotfl: I know, I know. I'm a teacher and a mom; I can't help myself, lol. As a school librarian, I teach research skills, and I have my students do all research in class. One reason is that they are forced to do it on their own that way, with my guidance. No Wikipedia (they're in elementary school), no "just Google it," no projects done by mom and dad. Just good, solid research by the students.
     
  10. Albort

    Albort ODV Crew

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    i think someone wants that + by that A! :P

    lots and lots of cones... thats what i think!
     
  11. Lintasare

    Lintasare Holy Carp!

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    I would suggest Google.
     
  12. CLErunner

    CLErunner Earning My Ears

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    No tape. I have been trying for a week. I have used google. I am out of ideas.
     
  13. TagsMissy

    TagsMissy It's not always easy being the wife of a soldier.

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    I suggest researching therefore learning and not simply asking for the answer....
     
  14. CLErunner

    CLErunner Earning My Ears

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    Have been. This is my last resort. Thanks for all the help
     
  15. BillSears

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    Just a wild guess. How about make a box like this and the lid for it too. That's 2 pieces of paper.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Fold-a-Paper-Box

    Then crumple up the remaining paper to cushion the egg in the box.
     
  16. tweedlemom

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    Can you poke holes on either side of the egg and blow the yolk out or must it remain intact?
     
  17. bdcp

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    If it's like the project my boys did years ago (both in their 20's now) you cannot alter the egg-no cooking, emptying the shell, etc. They could use more than 3 sheets of paper though.
     
  18. SandrA9810

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    Make it look like the boxes light bulbs come in, were it's suspended in the middle. Cut tabs to put into slits to hold the paper together.
     
  19. declansdad

    declansdad DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada

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    If this is your last resort, I think you need some work on your research skills. All you need to do is look it up using a search engine like google.
     
  20. dakcp2001

    dakcp2001 <font color=darkorchid>Am I wrong to want a cashie

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    I fear for the future generations.
     
  21. okeydokey

    okeydokey <font color=green>Frosty the Snowman scared me as

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    Is this your project? Your kid's project? It's not like this is the first time it has ever been assigned.
     

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