Be Happy Anyway

Be Happy Anyway
From Brave Girls Club

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Too Many Cooks Spoil the Egg Drop Soup

This may be true, but today we are not talking about soup. Caitlin had a project to build an device using household materials to cushion her egg as it was dropped from the top of her two-story school. She came up with the idea of using the netting they use to hold fruits and vegetables and suspend it in a milk carton. The idea was that the net bag would catch the egg when it kept falling (due to Newton's law) once the milk carton stopped falling (hit the ground.)

As she was trying to build it, everyone at home kept putting their two cents in. Maybe you need clay to make the carton bottom heavy so it will land bottom side down. Maybe you should put some mattress foam to cushion the egg in case the carton lands on it's side. Maybe.... Maybe everyone should have kept their ideas to themselves because this was the final result.

Thankfully, she is not graded on whether the egg survived the drop. Just on her final observation report.

Reminds me of the platypus which appears to be an animal built by committee.

4 comments:

Cozyflier said...

Oh this sounds sooooo familiar!!!! Good job anyway!

MJ said...

That sounded like fun! Look at the physics involved!

littlemissattitude said...

I've always wanted to try that.

Oh, and...egg drop soup. Mmmmmmmm. :)

marit said...

Ain't it wonderful, when kids start with this kind of projects... I enjoyed the story!!! Have a great weekend!

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