JCMS Egg Drop Gizmo Competition
Your assignment is to create a gizmo or device that will protect a raw egg when it is dropped from a 25 foot tall tower. You egg must not crack or break!!!
Raw Eggs will be provided by Mr. Burke. DO NOT BRING YOUR OWN EGG TO SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!
The most important ingredient is your IMAGINATION!!!
FORBIDDEN LIST: You may NOT use foam rubber, Styrofoam, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, towels, socks, T-shirts, cardboard boxes, store-bought parachutes, liquids, glass, or anything that may shatter and injure others.
A plastic grocery store bag attached to a cup is not a parachute.
You must build a rocket using at least one 2 liter soda pop bottle. The bottle will be your engine. DO NOT CUT OR MAKE ANY holes in the engine bottle. The opening in the bottle must be pointing toward the ground. We will use water and air pressure to make the rockets fly.
There are no special rules for rockets. I just need to be able to slip a piece of 1/2 inch pvc pipe into the bottle opening. Nose cones and fins make better looking and higher flying rockets. Longer rockets fly better. An excellent idea is to make a long slender nose cone from a plastic poster. The long, thin nose cone makes the rocket fall back to the ground slower. You can also add a small amount of weight to the nose of the rocket. This will also help make it fly higher.
Parents, please work with your children to make the egg drop gizmos and the rockets. Also, please come to watch as we launch both.
If you want to talk to me about ideas or what to do, call the school in the morning or I’m in the Millen phone book.
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