PHOTO GALLERY: Eggsciting physics


Angela Liu

Many projects crumpled and broke after falling to the ground, although all that mattered was whether or not the egg survived. Photo by Angela Liu.


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From Nov. 21 to 23, physics students from the regular, sheltered and Honors classes tested their egg drop carriers. Regular and sheltered physics had a week while Honors had a month of time to work on creating their project, with a few guidelines that restricted what could be done. First off, the project could not have a parachute and it had to be dropped straight down. Second, it could not consist mainly of cushion material (i.e. students could not simply shove an egg into a pillow and call it a day). Finally, it had to weigh between 45 to 55 grams. They were also discouraged from using springs. Other than those rules, students were given freedom to use whatever materials they wanted.