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ERIC Number: EJ769281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Egg Bungee Jump!
Fitzgerald, Mike; Brand, Lance
Tech Directions, v63 n6 p15-17 Jan 2004
In this article, the authors present an egg bungee jumping activity. This activity introduces students to ways that engineers might apply calculations of failure to meet a challenge. Students are required to use common, everyday materials such as rubber bands, string, plastic bags, and eggs. They will apply technological problem solving, material science, Newton's laws of motion, and mathematics to solve the problem. The goals of the problem include the following: (1) To observe, study, calculate, graph, and predict the elastic deformation of common rubber bands during an egg bungee jump; and (2) To bungee jump the egg as close to the floor as possible, without failure, from a height to be established by the teacher. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A