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Jesse Reed PHY 111 Robert Hagood 10 November 2016 Egg Drop Introduction: During this experiment we are to find a way to counteract gravity. What better way than to do it with something as fragile as an egg. We needed to build a craft to protect our egg through the fall. What this means is that you need to find a way to to protect the egg fro gravities impulse as it hits the ground. An impulse is an object's change in momentum when acted upon by a force. Now how do we d this? We reduce the stopping time, and this will reduce the impulse that acts upon the egg, so we need to find a way to reduce that. The heavier the object, the bigger the impulse is going to be , so keep that in mind. It would be nice to build something lightweight that is very supportive. Hypothesis: If I weight the tip of of my craft with clay, and fill the bottom portion with marshmallows, suspend my incased egg in air with rubber bands, then the rubber bands should try to keep the egg level, and the clay and marshmallows should take most of the impulse. Materials 2 liter sprite bottle 8 paper clips (small) 4 medium rubber bands
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A bag of marshmallows Sharp knife Medium block of clay An empty egg carton
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  • Mass, Lab Report, Velocity, Natural rubber, rubber band, rubber bands

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