I'm a high school student and we have to research a topic in physics as part of our school curriculum. Essentially, I am unable to find any text online relating to this topic, so I was wondering if the topic was worth pursuing. Taking a constant temperature and volume of various liquids/semi-solids such as water, honey, glue, etc, I will drop an object of constant mass into it. I would like to derive a relationship between say the density or another similar property of the fluid and its ability to reduce the force applied, say for example, honey does a better job of dispersing the force applied than water does? Is there a field for this kind of study? I am unable to find much online, only a few links relating to the shock absorption properties of some industry materials.
Additionally, I am confused as to what equipment is required. When the shock absorption capabilities of a solid are tested, how do they measure how this force is dispersed? I was thinking of force sensitive resistors for the Raspberry pi placed right below the surface, but I am unsure whether or not this method would give me the final force at the point of impact, after having been dampened by the fluid. Thanks!