Egg drop research

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I have several ideas for the egg drop. There’s parachuting, cushioning, padding, wrapping.

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Egg drop researchI have several ideas for the egg drop. There's parachuting, cushioning, padding, wrapping. If you are doing a parachute, you should use paper, styrofoam cups, pipe cleaners and paper tissues to make the parachute. The parachute will make the egg float safely down. I got this idea from my 27 year old cousin, Andy. He graduated from Texas A&M and works as an engineer in Alaska. HypothesisI believe that my design will protect an egg because it will float safely down. I'll put the egg in a styrofoam cup. I'll attach the pipe cleaners to the cup and attach the other ends to the paper and paper tissues that make the parachute. I'll put some foam and tissues in the cup to make the landing softer.MaterialsRoute 44 Sonic cupWhite stuffingSponge-cut upBubble wrapPaper towelPipe cleanersWhite trash bagParachute ConclusionsWhat worked :I decided to use a sponge, pipe cleaners, stuffing, bubble wrap, and some napkins to cushion the egg. I also used a trash bag as a parachute and attached it with pipe cleaners.When I used a trash bag as the top of the parachute, it floated down safely. Next time I might add some more padding. I might want some more napkins to soften the landing. What didn't work : I used a bag of water to cushion the egg, but it made it too heavy. The Wal-Mart bag didn't work so good for the parachute, either. I put a napkin on top, but when I tested it, it made t

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