Egg Drop Physics Olympics 2012 Do Ahead Event
You are to design and construct a container for an egg, which will be dropped from the Bell Tower at Thayer Academy (height is about 120ft). The container should keep the egg from breaking upon impact with the ground
Cushing materials such as cotton balls, bubble wrap, balloons and so on; tape, glue, straws, paper, cardboard etc,etc
A large raw egg will be provided to each team. Do not enclose your egg in your container or bring an egg.
The design must allow easy opening and closing for egg inspection.
The design will be massed upon arrival to the egg drop site. Designs with a lower mass receive a higher score.
It must fit into a 25cm x 25cm x 25cm cube.
Balloons or balloon type devices may only be inflated by human breath. (No helium!)
Liquids are not allowed!
Parachutes are not allowed!
All unbroken eggs beat all cracked or broken eggs
All cracked eggs beat all broken eggs
If the egg is unbroken and not cracked 10 egg pts
If the egg (shell) is cracked 5 egg pts
If the egg is broken 0 egg pts
Score = (2000/mass of container) x egg pts
All teams are responsible to clean up after themselves!