Fourth graders put egg “contraptions” to the test

Can you drop a hard-boiled egg from the top of our school building and not have it crack?
Sounds impossible. But what if you built a contraption to shield the egg on impact? That’s the key question behind a STEM project undertaken by our fourth graders.
Students used paper bags, cups, masking tape, paper plates and more in an attempt to shield hard-boiled eggs from a toss off the roof. They also got to see their principal bravely assist Head Maintenance Mechanic Bill Beadle who did the tossing.
While none of the eggs survived the great fall, the fourth graders were not discouraged and were already thinking about ways to build better contraptions.
What a great job from our students!
Students pack a box Students stand while adults toss bags from a roof A student looks at a contraption