FUSE Spring 2016 - Page 7
Q: What Maths things
do you know about eggs?
A: “An egg is a 3D shape with no corners.
It is smooth (–you can't feel any big
bumps). Normally an egg has red numbers
printed on it that give you information
and say where it came from.”
Image © British Egg Information Service
F=ma : Newton’s second law says
the force (F) acting on an object =
its mass (m) times its acceleration (a).
Near the surface of the Earth, the
acceleration towards the ground
(caused by gravity alone) of an object
is called “normal gravity”, or 1g.
This is equal to 9.807 m/s2.
Poppy, Fuser, age 9
Red numbers? Aha! We found this cool diagram egg-specially for
Fusers who love collecting data.
Under European law, eggs tested to be of the highest quality can
be labelled as 'Class A'. Class A eggs must be coded as in this
diagram (and the air sac inside must measure less than 6mm
deep). British Lion eggs also have a best-before date on the shell
and carry the Lion logo.
Have you ever decoded the data recorded on your eggs before?
Cool Weblinks, p19, lists where you can use this data to calculate
the 'food miles' you