Monday, April 25, 2016

Egg Drop Engineers :: One Hundred Fifteen

Sarah, Amira, Maria, and Emma~

Maria, with her Bounce Missile, and Emma with her Box Noodles, are ready to face the Fifth Grade Egg Drop Challenge! Maria has anticipated this event since first grade. For the first round, eggs in their protective cases will be dropped from the top of the school library. All the survivors will move on to the highly anticipated 100' ladder truck drop, when our fire department brings in the big truck, and drops the egg capsules from the top of the extended ladder! It's quite a scene! Not only does the egg have to survive the fall in something made by the fifth grader, but as soon as the object lands, the student has 30 seconds to open the capsule to prove the egg survived. We hosted a small make club event, so we could facilitate some design and construction. Sarah and Amira were on hand for company and cheering. Maria capped her missile with a volley ball, so that it bounces, absorbing the shock of the landing. Inside her tube, the egg is lovingly swaddled in bubble wrap. Emma envisioned a bouncy cube, and she drilled holes to string yards of pneumatic tubing through... she loves using the power drill! Both eggs survived an approximately 30' drop onto asphalt. We're looking forward to the main event!

With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.

1 comment:

Tracy Batchelder said...

That sounds like so much fun. Good luck to both of them!