In this project, we will be designed and constructing that will safely carry a raw egg and is able to protect the egg from being damaged by the force create by the impact when the car hit the wall or the other car.
In order to make a better car, which said in the “The Egg Car Challenge- Timeline and Constraints” , “Car must use at least two safety features grounded in evidence from the reading (Crumple Zones,Seat Belts,Airbags, Size and Weight.) Car, must be able to roll smoothly (not slide) down the ramp. Car must have an easily accessible “seat” for an egg. The egg must be able to sit upright,and quickly and easily get in and out the car(Standard row,large eggs will be provided-do NOT bring egg to school). Car can not contain any materials that could shatter into sharp pieces during the crash test (such as glass). Car must be ready for competition by beginning of class on May 4th.” The reason we use the egg is because egg is like a human’s head, (eggshell be the skull and yolk be the brain) it’s strong on the outside, but also easy to break.So if we use the egg for the crash test and find a way to protect it during the test then we can find the way to protect people’s brain from being damaged during the real car road accident.
In order to build the egg car, I need:
-Straw(which we be use to connect the CDs )
-Strap(the seat belts)
-Paper Ball( put in front and behind to create crumble zones)
-Car Board (The main part of the car)
Some limitation we might have with the material we use is that those material might not be as strong and durable as the material we use to build the real car.
A question I have is how can we use force and motion in the project to help us best protect the egg?