# Impulse And Momentum Lab Report

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Jessica Vandeveventer
Angela Morrow Baker
SCI 155
3 February 2016
Impulse and Momentum Lab
Purpose/Question-
The Purpose of this lab is to use the impulse and momentum concepts to explain what happens when the eggs are dropped onto various objects. Hypothesis–
When the eggs are dropped into the frying pan, they will break open.
When the eggs are dropped into the water, the eggs will stay whole. If we were dropping from a higher distance they would break.
When the eggs are dropped onto the pillow, the eggs will bounce a little and stay whole.
Data Tables/ Graphs –
Frying pan
Egg one
The egg breaks when it is dropped. The eggshell is shattered. The yolk is scramble a little bit.
Egg two
The egg breaks when it hits the pan. The eggshell …show more content…

Which scenario did the egg have the biggest change in momentum? Explain your answer.
The scenario that has the biggest change in momentum is the one when you drop the egg onto the pillow. This is because the egg comes to a stop and changes direction, so that is why it has the greatest change in momentum. The change in momentum is calculated by multiplying the force by the time. 4. How would you explain your results using the terms: impulse, momentum, force, and time? Use equations to help you explain the results.
The momentum of an egg dropped into a frying pan at shoulder height is going to be the m x v (mass times velocity). This is going to be the same whether you drop the egg into a frying pan, into a bucket of water, or onto a pillow. The impulse in the egg drop report is the force of the egg multiplied by the time. This is when the egg is in contact with the object and the time that it stays their. When the eggs bounced of the pillow we see a greater change in momentum. We see the momentum come to a stop, but the momentum changes directions. The change in momentum is calculated by multiplying force times time. 5. In light of this experiment, can you offer any advice to children in how to create a device that will keep an egg from breaking when thrown off of their school’s …show more content…

I would advise them to make a pillow like contraption that would allow the egg to land on it with out rolling of the pillow.
Claim-
The eggs when dropped in the egg lab will either break or not break upon impact with the object. The eggs will break when they hit the frying pan. The eggs that are dropped into the bucket of water will sometimes break and sometimes stay whole. The eggs that are dropped onto a pillow will not break.