Presentation on theme: "Naked Egg Drop, Division B Mike McKee Director, Florida Science Olympiad Chair, National Rules Physics Committee."— Presentation transcript:
Naked Egg Drop, Division B Mike McKee Director, Florida Science Olympiad Chair, National Rules Physics Committee
Naked Egg Drop Goal: Design a package to prevent an egg from breaking. This is an engineering event. Students should test and modify their design prior to competition. This is an IMPOUND event.
Naked Egg Drop List of Possible Materials: Paper cups Drinking straws Popsicle sticks, wood splints, etc. String Masking tape Rubber bands Pipe cleaners Bubble wrap, Styrofoam 1 raw egg, large grade A.
Naked Egg Drop When the egg is given to the student, make sure they check for cracks before the judge walks away. Students may bring 2 pairs of scissors, ruler and 1 pair of pliers ONLY.
Naked Egg Drop Drop height: Announced prior to construction 3-4 drop heights Students will move device A plumb line will be provided.
Egg Drop Scoring: Greatest Height Egg Survived (mm) – Height of Device (mm) Ties are broken by time. Team with the lowest competition time is given more favorable score.
Egg Drop Broken eggs are scored below all those that do survive. A broken egg is defined as one in which a wet spot can be seen on a paper towel.
Egg Drop Construction Hints: Use crumple zones. (Sacrifice the package.) F=ma – Impulse and Newtons Second Law. Use smart engineering. Go wide, not deep
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