Can eggs withstand a greater force from one direction than from others?

Strength of material is affected by many different factors including design, shape, material composition, dimensions and other physical properties. The strength of materials is evaluated in many different ways. Tensile strength and compression strength are among the most commonly used properties. Some materials have a high tensile strength and very low compression strength. Others have a high compression strength and very low tensile strength. For an egg the only strength that is important for us is the compression strength.

 Project description:
In this project you will measure the compression strength of an gg from different directions and report the results. You will make the instrument to do this test.
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