What materials work best for an egg drop?
MaterialsRaw egg, or other payload that needs protecting.Container, like a cardboard tube, cup, box, etc.External protection materials, like balloons, rubber bands, craft sticks, straws, etc.Internal padding, like fabric, packing materials, paper, etc.Pen or pencil.Paper.Tape.Scissors..
How do you make an unbreakable egg drop?
How to make an egg unbreakable. Wrap the egg in cling film, place in your palm and close your hand around it so your fingers are completely wrapped around the egg. Squeeze as hard as you can. The egg should remain in one piece.
How does the Egg Drop Challenge work?
Place the egg horizontally on the tube. When ready, strike the tray hard enough with your palm to send the tray flying, but not so hard you hit the glass of water. If all goes well, the tray and paper tube will go flying, but the egg will safely drop into the water.
How high can you drop an egg without it breaking?
On August 22, 1994, David Donoghue threw an egg out of a helicopter onto a golf course in the UK, from a height of 213 meters (700 feet). He now has the record for the longest egg drop without breaking in the world (all without an outside structure for added protection!).
Can cotton balls protect an egg?
When wrapped tightly around an egg or other fragile item in a container, cotton balls can help keep the egg from breaking as easily when dropped or shaken. This is because the cotton balls act as a form of shock absorber.
Why doesn’t an egg break when dropped on a pillow?
Force goes down. When dropped on a pillow, the egg starts to slow down as soon as it touches it. A pillow increases the time the egg takes to stops.