Hooked On Science – Thanksgiving Egg Drop

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INGREDIENTS
• Tall Transparent Drinking Glass
• Water
• Eggs
• Pie Pan
• Toilet Paper Tube

INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1: Fill the tall transparent drinking glass three-fourths of the way with water.
STEP 2: Place the pie pan on top of the tall transparent drinking glass with water. Make sure the pie pan is in the center of the tall transparent drinking glass.
STEP 3: Stand the toilet paper tube in the center of the pie pan.
STEP 4: Place the egg on the toilet paper tube.
STEP 5: Gently hit the pie pan, so the pie pan and toilet paper tube fly out of the way and observe. What happens? Why?
STEP 6: Place the pie pan on top of the tall transparent drinking glass with water. Make sure the pie pan is in the center of the tall transparent drinking glass.
STEP 7: Stand the toilet paper tube in the center of the pie pan.
STEP 8: Place another egg on the toilet paper tube.
STEP 9: Hit the pie pan with a greater force, so the pie pan and toilet paper tube fly out of the way and observe. What happens? Why? Compare the effects of gently hitting the pie pan versus hitting the pie pan with a greater force on the motion of the egg. Provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of the egg.

EXPLANATION
When hit with enough force, the egg will fall into the glass with water. As the pie pan and toilet paper tube fly in one direction, the egg resists the change, and gravity pulls the egg into the tall transparent drinking glass with water.

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