30 Nov Eggs Falling from the Sky
On Monday, November 20th, administrators were invited to judge Hope’s 4th Annual Egg Drop Contest. After learning about Newton’s Laws related to gravity (i.e., force, resistance and acceleration) in science class, 8th grade students were given the task of creating a container that would protect an egg from a high altitude drop.
Engineering designs ranged from mini cardboard boxes with plastic bag parachutes to spaceships replicas. Corenne Scott was among the lucky ones whose egg survived the drop off the school’s second floor balcony. She nestled her egg in a simple container made of straws, tape, and a thin plastic bag. Her design was an innovative demonstration of transfer of energy and air resistance. Corenne won the award for best packaging design and for using the least amount of materials. Her presentation also included many references to the scientific concepts she learned in class. Congratulations on a job well done!