Question: Egg drop parachute ?!?
I have a science experiment to due. i have to make a container that will keep a raw egg from breaking after a 6 meter fall.
I’ve made a container for the egg. the outside is foam and the inside it stuffed with cotton balls for padding, so i don’t think it is too heavy.
The problem is. i don’t know how to make the parachute for my container. the container is a cylinder shape- 10 cm in heights and the about 7cm across. I’m planning to use a bandana and yarn to make the parachute. I just want to know:
How big should the bandana be so so it will carry the container slowly to the ground?
How many strings do i attach? how long should strings be ?
AND, what SHAPE. should the prachute be ?! Circle, rectangle, square ?!
Answer: I doubt you will need a parachute. With foam and cotton balls, you should be fine. And most bandannas allow air to go through freely, so it won’t be a good parachute material.
The Egg Drop Science Experiment