||To successfully complete an egg relay race, and to determine the
density of the egg.
||To investigate the concept of density; encourage teamwork.
||Teams of Four
||1 large hen's egg, tin can, graduated cylinder, bucket
of water, ruler, 100 gram mass - tape, pencil.
- The first person relays an egg a distance of 20 metres to the
second person (run, throw, roll, etc.). If the egg is broken it
must be replaced by an unbroken one and a 10 second time penalty
- The second person uses some of the materials to determine the
volume of the egg. The egg and the volume are relayed to the third
person via an obstacle course. (E.g. 5 tires, sand pit, chairs,
hula hoops, stairs).
- The third person receives the egg and the measured volume and
marks this volume on the egg with a pencil. The egg is then relayed
to the fourth person a distance of 10 metres away.
- The fourth person determines the mass of the egg by using some
of the apparatus in the materials section (list). The mass is
written on the egg. The egg is now relayed to the fifth and last
person who is 20 metres away. The fifth person determines the
density of the egg, writes the density on the egg and stops the
||The scoring is 100 points for the best time with a deduction of
2 points per second, and 100 points for best density with a deduction
of 2 points per 1/10 gm/cc.
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.
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