The Egg Drop Interactive provides a virtual egg drop activity. Learners can vary the mass of the egg that is dropped, the height from which it is dropped, and the surface onto which it is dropped. The egg drop is simulated and the result is displayed. The impulse-momentum change theorem is used to show how the force is calculated from the egg drop parameters that are selected. The Interactive provides a eggcellent demonstration of how alterations in one variable affect another variable.
Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared an activity for a more directed experience. The activity was designed with the intent of being used by classroom teachers with their classes.
Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page
. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes