Momentum Lab Report

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Purpose
This lab was designed to mirror elite scientists who design objects that can survive the forces of Mars or the Moon. This goal allowed us to design a contraption involving a raw egg that would be dropped from 2 meters, the condition of the raw egg after contact would be paramount to the overall success of the project. The proper procedures taken in this controlled experiment is similar to the regulations scientists in NASA must be weary of.
Background
As learned in class, momentum is the quantity of motion1. Momentum plays a crucial role in this experiment since the greatest difference in other designs will be in momentum along with mass, we have also learned that mass is the quantity of matter in a body.
Materials
UPS Box
Clear packaging
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Long threads of yarn were cut to fit the dimensions of the box and placed at the bottom of the box in order to protect the egg from hitting the hard surface of the box.
Bubble wrap was cut to a width of 30cm, then folded in half to create two layers. This sheet was placed above the yarn, further preventing the egg from hitting the bottom of the box.
An air pack was placed tightly next to the egg on the right side of the box to resist movement.
Additional yarn was arranged in an oval shape in order to hold the egg itself.
Three lids were sealed with packaging tape, the left top was cut in a square shape in order to effectively transport the egg in and out of the container.
The top lid (untapped lid) was taped on the back edges with Scotch tape at at 45 degree angle. This provided room for the square hole and also hovered above it.
Bubble tape was cut into a small square measuring 7 cm and then taped to the top lid on the left side above the hole to block the egg from entering free fall by leaving the box.
In class, the egg was weighed alone, and then weighed while in the container using a scale.
The results were calculated.
The container was then dropped from two meters above the tile
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In order to calculate Time, the equation, d=5t2 was manipulated. With time as the goal, the equation was manipulated to read t2=d/5. For example,, t2=2m/5, which equals t2=0.4, which equals 0.632 seconds. The initial velocity and initial momentum is 0 m/s since the egg container was simply at rest prior to the fall. The final velocity, and average velocity are the same. So, v=2m /0.632 s.--- v=3.165. The final momentum, however, is 965.625 kg m/s. By applying the equation, p = mv, Th, p=0.1349 kg x 3.165 m/s exhibits how this was calculated. The acceleration of the container is 5.008 m/s 2. This was found through the formula of change in velocity over time. Since impulse is the change in momentum, the impulse of the egg container is

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