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# How does the egg drop trick work?

## How does the egg drop trick work?

How it Works: It’s all about Inertia! Inertia says an object, the egg in this case, will stay at rest, unless an outside force acts upon it, your hand in this case. When you move the pie pan with your hand, gravity takes over and pulls the egg straight down into the glass of water.

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### What do you need for a successful egg drop?

A simple padded box may likely be the most common successful egg drop contraption. The box you use should crush on impact, so use a material like cardboard instead of plastic or metal. You can line a box with any cushion or soft material, such as foam, sponges, bubble paper, cotton or marshmallows.

How do you use an egg drop straw?

The solution is to use a cube shape as the core to hold the egg. This way each side has 4 straws sticking out. The longest will be the one holding the force when it hits the ground. When only one straw is bearing the force, most of the force moves along the direction of the straw, thus little goes to the egg.

How do you drop an egg on concrete without cracking it?

The egg can be frozen. The egg could be dropped onto the concrete without the shell cracking. The closer you are to the floor, the slower the egg will travel when it hits.

## How high can a egg drop without breaking?

38.7 feet
The greatest height to drop a protected egg without breaking is 11.80 metres (38.7 feet) and was achieved by Ashrita Furman (USA) in Den Haag, Netherlands, on 4 November 2020.

### How big should a parachute be for an egg drop?

Take the plastic garbage bag and cut a small, medium and large size square. The recommended sizes are: 10” x 10”, 20” x 20”, and 30” x 30” but allow kids to experiment with the sizes! For each parachute cut four equal lengths of string (you will need 12 total).

What is the best shock absorber for dropping an egg?

Foam from an old cushion, cotton balls, cotton batting, stuffing, bubble wrap, old rags, toilet paper or paper towels can be used for the first, dense cushioning layer closest to the egg. Experiment with various materials and thicknesses.

How do you stop an egg from breaking when using a straw?

Loosely wrap a rubber band around the egg. Gently stack the straws upright between the rubber band and the egg. Do this around the entire egg to create a crate. It helps to have a friend assist you.

## How can we integrate the Great Egg Drop with SEL?

You could integrate the Great Egg Drop as part of a well-designed SEL program to develop your group’s ability to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships and to effectively navigate settings with diver people. You can learn more about SEL and how it can support character education here.

### What is the Great Egg Drop?

The Great Egg Drop is a teambuilding activity that involves creativity and problem solving given a set of resources. To begin, assemble groups of 4 or 5 and give each group various materials for building (e.g. 5-20 straws, a roll of masking tape, one fresh egg, newspaper, etc.).

How do you do Egg Drop marketing?

Great Egg Drop Marketing: Ask each group, as part of their overall objective, to prepare a short presentation to accompany the launch of their ‘vehicle.’ Distribute paper and pens to assist each team to develop their ‘marketing campaign.’ Points are further awarded for creativity, originality and believability of their spiel.

What is the messiness factor of the Great Egg Drop?

Messiness Factor: Quite messy. Materials required: Raw eggs, several straws, masking tape, newspaper, and any other materials for building. The Great Egg Drop is a teambuilding activity that involves creativity and problem solving given a set of resources.