When: Wednesday September 21, 2011 10 AM to 12 PM
Where: Alms Park http://www..cincinnati-oh.gov/cityparks/pages/-4647-/ let's plan to meet at the playground just past the pavilion, there are about 3 or 4 picnic tables right next to the playground that we can use to build the containers at.
What will be provided: packing peanuts, saran wrap, yarn, markers, newspaperWhat each family needs to bring:
*2 eggs per child (more if you think you child will want to repeat the experiment)
*items to build your container (small boxes, straws,popsicle sticks, bubble wrap, toilet paper, cotton, foil, other cushioning materials, etc)
*items to build parachute if desired (plastic grocery bag, garbage bag, fabric, etc)
The object of this project is to design/build a container that will stop an egg from breaking when it is dropped. Your design must not include changing the egg in any way (no tape on the egg, no nail polish on the egg, no hollow eggs).
Now, here is a second idea: We would rather the egg not bounce back up from the padding material. That is because if it bounces back up, changes its speed from downward, to zero, to upward. (This is further acceleration.)