CRACKED UP: Physics classes participate in egg drop project

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Is it possible for an egg to fall from over 30 feet from the top of the stadium bleachers without breaking? Well it is possible because Patti Fay’s physics classes did it recently.

The students had a month to come up with an idea and could use only certain materials. They could use things like rubber bands, Dixie cups, straws, cotton balls, felt, toothpicks, or glue. The structure could only weigh 175 grams with the egg inside of the structure.

In each class period, students made different grades depending on what happened to their egg. They also had to drop it down to see who would get closer to a target. If the egg broke the group automatically made a 70.

The closer the egg dropped to the target, the better the grade. The winner who got closest to the target got a 100. Only one student from each class got a 100.

“It was fascinating and I loved working with Mrs. Fay,” junior Cade Splawn said.

Fay’s first period group winner included Cameron Nobles, Drey Banks, and Annias Jackson overloaded their structure with cotton balls to protect their precious egg.

“We were excited that we came in first for our class period with the box idea we made out  of straws,” Nobles said. “We put a lot of hard work into it.”



These are the first placed winners of each class period:

  • First period – Cameron Nobles, Drey Banks, and Annias Jackson
  • Second period – Tristyn Gentry
  • Third period –  Adam Blanco, Belen Barraza, and Clay Jones
  • Fifth period – Abby Lewis, Oscar Ponce, and Matthew Walters
  • Sixth period – Accurria Washington, Alicia Robledo, and Harley Smith
  • Eighth period – Dylan King
  • Ninth period – Katie Good and Mary Hurtado
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CRACKED UP: Physics classes participate in egg drop project