Great Egg Drop Challenge

High school students, in the School for the Deaf Physics class, are currently learning about drag force and how air resistance contributes to slowing down the free fall of certain objects, but not others. Students will be performing the Great Egg Drop Challenge in which they create devices from no more than six typical household items (students working from home are able to participate as well). The goal is to maximize air resistance to ensure their egg will survive the 10-foot fall on a hard surface without any damage.

Front Page-man prepares to drop homemade container high off the ground

left:handing student an egg; right student makes structure for drag; bottom left, dropping case, bottom right, egg not broken