It’s that time of the year again: Mrs. Summit’s annual egg drop experiment for her eighth-grade science class!
Students must build an egg carrier that can protect their cargo from a tall drop. During class, they weigh their carriers and take into account the amount of padding the container holds. The class times how quickly the carriers fall. They can win awards for having the fastest fall, the heaviest carrier, the most explosive drop, and so on.
This year, a small crowd formed on the basketball courts while Mrs. Summit stood at the top of the aerial platform to drop all the carriers from the same height. Middle schoolers and kindergarteners alike cheered for the safest drops where the eggs survived and the messiest drops where the eggs cracked onto the pavement. Can you tell which designs did the best from the photos?