Egg Drop

IMG_7735One of the best things about Ensworth is that the faculty are always looking for ways to give students hands-on experience inside, and on these beautiful spring days, outside the classroom. Mr. Picklesimer’s fifth grade students started their unit in science on force, motion, and Newton’s Laws of Motion. In correlation with the unit, students designed a container – no larger than 6x6x6inches – that would protect an egg when dropped from the roof of the science wing. As an application, the kids watched animations of the process NASA used to safely land the rovers Spirit and Opportunity on Mars: parachutes, retro rockets and air bags. They also kept a journal that described their steps and changes
they made to create a safe landing for the egg. Let’s see if the eggs survived the 30ft drop off the Science building:Egg Drop

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