Physics Egg Drop

Photos by Hannah Janus

As part of physics class, Mrs. Worrel’s students are challenged to protect an object in a confined space for a 10 meter drop.  The object will be a large raw egg, protected within a space of 15 cm by 15 cm by 15 cm.  Students become very creative in their design and discharge their own package from the top of the stadium, a 10 m drop.

The students then calculate the velocity, acceleration, momentum, impulse, and trajectory using Newton’s Laws of Gravity.  Mrs. Worrel provided a time of fall and horizontal distance upon impact.  Each student had to retrieve their egg to be graded as an intact object after the fall.