Science experiement goes to new heights--the roof


    To cap off the first week of school, the sixth, seventh and eighth grade students competed against each other. One rule: Do not make scrambled eggs!

    Middle school science teacher Mary Burrus had the students design packaging to protect their eggs. They used various items from paper and glue to styrofoam cups and yarn and even straws and a hanger. 

    The students developed their best egg crates and then dropped them from the school roof. It started with the awning outside of the eighth grade classroom in the front of the school. All of the eggs that survived the first drop were taken to a second, higher, location for another try. Those eggs were dropped from the Community Center roof on the east side of the building. 

    Students tried various techniques to protect their eggs. At least one team in each class survived the drop from the Community Center. 

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