Place one egg into the plastic sandwich bag, twist the top of the bag and tie closed with the loose ends of strings. This will also attach the parachute to the bag holding the egg. Repeat the experiment with different sizes of bags and strings (the length of the strings should match the size of one side of the square).
How big does a parachute need to be for an egg?
The sandwich bag will hold your egg. Put an egg in each sandwich bag, and find a suitable location to drop the parachute. Drop the parachutes from at least 10 ft high to get the best result.
How do you land an egg safely?
Use foam pieces, such as Styrofoam cups or packing peanuts. Fill a box with the foam and place the egg in the center. Once the box is taped securely, the egg will be protected against bumps and falls.
How do you drop an egg without breaking it using paper?
The on;ly way that comes to mind is to fan-fold the paper, and put the egg on top , (with the paper folds vertical), so that as the egg falls, the folds in the paper will slow the drop thus cushioning the egg.
What is the best material for a homemade parachute?
Nylon – Nylon replaced silk during the WW2 when supply of silk diminished. Nylon has since become a popular choice, as it has excellent wind resistance, good elasticity, mildew resistance, and is comparatively cheaper. The material is also lightweight and dries quickly. It is resistant to abrasion and chemicals.
How do you make a parachute straight down?
How can you get your parachute to fall straighter? Cutting a small hole in the middle of the parachute will allow air to slowly pass through it rather than spilling out over one side, causing the parachute to fall straighter.
How high can an egg fall without breaking?
On August 22, 1994, David Donoghue threw an egg out of a helicopter onto a golf course in the UK, from a height of 213 meters (700 feet). He now has the record for the longest egg drop without breaking in the world (all without an outside structure for added protection!).
What will protect an egg when dropped?
Plastic Bag Designs
A hard shell is not the only way to protect an egg during an egg drop. Plastic bags are less of a shell, but they provide a structure to hold padding material around the egg. Add padding such as foam, bubble wrap or packing peanuts between the egg and the side of a small plastic bag.
What is the highest floor you can drop an egg from without it cracking?
A building has 100 floors. One of the floors is the highest floor an egg can be dropped from without breaking. If an egg is dropped from above that floor, it will break. If it is dropped from that floor or below, it will be completely undamaged and you can drop the egg again.
How do you make an egg unbreakable?
How to make an egg unbreakable. Wrap the egg in cling film, place in your palm and close your hand around it so your fingers are completely wrapped around the egg. Squeeze as hard as you can. The egg should remain in one piece.
How do you drop an egg without breaking it using straws and tape?
Wrap the straws inside the tape to form a loop. Secure with tape. This will be the container for your egg. Unroll eight inches of tape and place the cut straws along the sticky part of the tape like before.
What keeps a parachute move slower?
The larger the parachute, the greater the drag force. In the case of these parachutes, the drag force is opposite to the force of gravity, so the drag force slows the parachutes down as they fall.
What materials are used for parachutes?
A parachute is a device used to slow the motion of an object through an atmosphere by creating drag (or in the case of ram-air parachutes, aerodynamic lift). Parachutes are usually made out of light, strong fabric, originally silk, now most commonly nylon.
What is the best shape for a parachute?
The circle parachute should demonstrate the slowest average descent rate because its natural symmetrical shape would be the most efficient design to maximize wind resistance and create drag.