Hi! This is a guest post by Elayna.
First of all, thank you so much for all of your comments about the accident. I'm kind of achey, but much better than expected. Having staples in my head is weird!
So I'm back in school, and I have an awesome physics project. Even better - I asked my teacher if I could get help figuring this out, and he said yes. Which is great because half of my Facebook friends are smart adults! And Mom pointed out that she has lots of engineer friends, so we'll ask here too.
I have to mail five regular-sized Pringles, in the lightest package possible, to my physics teacher. Without breaking any of the chips.
The chips cannot be stacked. Any flavor is acceptable, but they can't be ridged or mini-Pringles. I cannot coat them with anything to make them stronger.
If they break coming out of the package (I'll be unpacking them in class), that counts as breaking in transit.
My idea is carving a piece of styrofoam (Mom recommends craft foam or florist foam instead) to make individual Pringle cradles. Top and bottom, like how electronics get packed, and sealing the top and bottom together with packing tape. But since I have permission to get help and advice, it seems silly to not to!
So! Engineers! What would you
Thank you so much!
(PS from shadesong
: If you are vehemently opposed to helping kids with homework, just scroll on by. But they were specifically told they could seek help. :) )