Can an egg fall from 6 meters and not crack?
This is the challenge that Applied Physics and AP Physics students were given this semester.
For the past few weeks, they have been engineering a protective egg carrier made from straws. Students showcase their expertise in engineering and in the concept of impulse. The challenge is to drop an egg from 6 meters in a carrier that weighs only 15 grams.
This is an annual event at New Life Academy. School records are as follows:
- Seth Rice (class of ’15) with a score of 1000 = meters/kg
- Mark Schreiner (class of ’14) with 652
- Paul Schreiner (class of ’07) with 400
Could one of these three “giants” be toppled this year?
AP Physics Winners
- 1st Place – Weijing Luo (score of 400)*
- 2nd Place – Minji Kim (score of 316)
- 3rd Place – Jingyi Bai (score of 263)
*did not follow the rules exactly
Applied Physics Winners
- 1st Place – Michael Borner (284)
- 2nd Place – Chris Ketema (253)
- 3rd Place – Jon Gregg (216)
Sixers Club (those that made the max height of six meters)
- Hannah Tima
- Chris Ketema