McCauley’s science class conducts an “egg” drop: Photo of the Day 10/18/18

Freshman Ashley Chappell drops her Pringle project onto Main Street.

Julie Walker

Freshman Ashley Chappell drops her Pringle project onto Main Street.

by Julie Walker , Editor

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On October 18, Mrs. Amber McCauley’s freshman Physics of Earth and Space Science class conducted an egg dropping experiment, but with Pringles in place of the egg for easy clean up since the test was taking place on Main Street.

The class dropped their devices from the top of the Main Street stairs down to the walkway below. After working on the project for one block, they conducted test drops in the classroom and then the final test from the greater height. Out of all the projects that were dropped, four broke and the rest remained intact.

“I enjoyed working with my friend on this project, and it was fun actually testing it out,” said Ashley Chappell.

The students could use 3 cups, 2 rubber bands, 5 inches of string, 2 plastic straws, 4 popsickle sticks, 4 paper clips, 2 note cards and a roll of masking tape.

“Students are engaged as they design, build and test a device to land on a target. Then they evaluate its effectiveness and suggest ways to improve their work. I enjoy their creative solutions and watching them work together,” said McCauley.

The engineering activity covers a number of physics objectives.