30 July 2005
Scott used the analytical balances at Miramar
today to weigh his protective containers for the Egg Drop assignment
from his physics class. The first design didn't work well at all. This
one, on this particular drop, also broke the egg, but was somewhat
better. The idea is to protect a raw egg from a fall from a height,
using a container with a mass no more than 60 grams and dimensions
no larger than a 20-cm cube. We used the second floor walkway of the
new science building as our starting point, dropping the
onto a nearby parking lot. We think he has a pretty good design, but
the actual dropping point at the high school seems a little bit higher.
We may need to go our for a few more test drops.