Can an egg survive when dropped from 6 meters?

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:

  1. Seth Rice (class of ’15) with a score of 1000 = meters/kg
  2. Mark Schreiner (class of ’14) with 652
  3. 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