Physics Intensive students compete in a fun design contest

As students in Physics Intensive learn about momentum and collisions, one of the primary goals is to understand how to minimize the forces experienced in a collision. To better understand the principles involved, students were given the task of designing and building a container that could protect an egg during a three-story drop. Students were allowed a maximum of 30 straws and scotch tape, but no section of tape could span more than 5 cm in any direction. Congratulations to Kineo Sommers ’24, Jack Vickery ’24, Yuting Wang ’23, Aelia Russell ’24, and Will Barmby ’24 for their winning designs!


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