Museum of Science and Industry

Make an Egg Bungee

Step 6 of 10: Extend the bungee

Tie another rubber band to the bungee cord. Drop the egg again, and measure and record your findings three times. Repeat these steps with three and then four rubber bands tied to the bungee cord. Record all your findings in the chart, and calculate the average distances.

Look at your findings in the chart. Based on the data collected from the first four rubber bands, estimate how many rubber bands you’ll need to drop the egg from 2 meters (or 6 feet). The egg needs to get as close to the ground as possible without touching the floor. Think carefully – you’ll only get one chance to test your prediction!

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    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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