Objective: To package a raw egg, in a specified size package, so when dropped from
the school press box the integrity of the egg will be preserved.
Also the package must be a light as you can possibly make it.
General construction rules:
The package, when completed, must fit inside a cubic square 4 in. x 4 in. x 4 in.
before the drop and after the drop.
The package may be any design you choose but it must be an entity in of itself.
There cannot be any attached devices, like a parachute to create air resistance or
external devices to absorb shock which hit the ground before the package does.
Not metal parts can be used except paper clips and staples.
No commercial containers are allowed.
The only materials that can not be used are in the following list:
o food products
The package is to be constructed as homework. The testing will take place on Tuesday.
The container must be able to be opened and closed to place the egg in and check for
breakage after the drop.
Packages will be dropped from the school press box.
The egg cannot be altered in any way.
All packages will be weighed prior to the drop.
After the drop the package will be opened and the egg declared broken, cracked or as a
survivor (reality physics).
Packages will be divided into the three above categories and then ranked according to
Depending on the number of entries per class the packages will be graded, in a fair and
equitable manner, by there position in the final ranking.