Eggstra Strong Eggs
In this demonstration students will marvel at the amount of weight four eggs can carry.
Although eggs are easily cracked if hit on the side, the dome-shaped ends will support a great deal of weight. This is due to the fact that weight pushing down on top of the domed-shaped egg does not push straight down: the weight spreads outward along the curve of the egg.
Students will be able to:
- Relate the strength of an egg to its structure.
- Describe the distribution of weight in an arch or dome.
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