2METC 106THE GREAT EGG DROP LABGoalTo construct a structure capable of protecting an egg dropped from a significant height.Materials/GroupScale to weigh each device in grams1 - Piece of foam board, 6 inches X 6 inches3 - Plastic straws4 - small paper clips4 - Giant paper clips1 - Piece of string, 5 feet long1 small plastic cup2 - Rubber bands1 plastic egg5-Craft/popsicle sticks2 plastic grocery bagsScotch tapeStop watch1 egg per group (egg cannot be changed in any way from its raw state)1 small sandwich bag (wrap the real egg in to contain any breaks)1 copy of the ASME Egg Drop Contest Rules
3ProcedureStudents will be divided into groups of Students will discuss and come up with a design. Materials must be chosen from the list, but not all materials need to be used. Remember, the goal is to design a device with the least number of parts that will protect the egg.Students will be provided with materials to build their design, using the plastic eggs to simulate the real eggs. Students may test their prototype in the classroom and refine the design.Perform the actual test.Each device will be weighed without the egg and recorded.The number of parts used will be counted and recorded.Record the time it takes for the egg to drop to the ground on the data sheet. Record the drop zone that each device lands in and if the egg cracks.
4ReportEach student will submit a well-written laboratory report including (Pond p.216):The objectiveA list of equipment usedThe theory, or principle, examinedThe procedure used to successfully complete the experimentA presentation of the data collectedSample calculations used to arrive at a conclusionPresentation of the resultsConclusions and recommendationsDiscuss your design methodology (how the project was supposed to work) and a performance analysis (how the project actually worked).The analysis should include an approximation of the average velocity of the egg using the simple equation velocity = distance/time. Include appropriate units with your result (miles/hour or inch/minute or ….). Of course, the egg begins with a velocity of zero and the velocity increases as the egg reaches the ground.
5DROP ZONETHE DROP ZONE CONSISTS OF 3 CONCENTRIC RINGS…2 FT, 4 FT, 6 FT DIAMETERS.CAN YOUR GROUP HIT THE TARGET?