Intel ISEF Team Profile – Eliza Martin Year 9 – An Investigation Into The Effect Of Slack Fill In Chip Packets

Broadcom MASTERS International 2017 Delegate (Sponsored by Broadcom, but still part of the Young Scientist team)

Ever noticed how much air is in a chip packet? Eliza set out to investigate whether the presence of air really does help reduce chip breakage, as claimed by the manufacturers. She filled bags with chips and varying volumes of air and then dropped a mass on each. By counting how many fragments resulted she was able to establish that that air does help cushion the chips. So, if you don’t like your chips whole then be grateful for all the air in the package!