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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Students scramble to not break a few eggs in fun science project

 

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Fifth-grader Jonathan Powell holds up his cracked but intact egg that was dropped from the Evergreen Elementary School roof on March 27. Several students participated in the project by wrapping their eggs in packing materials and containers to keep them from breaking.

Since the dawn of humankind, people have dropped stuff. And since that time, we've tried to figure out how to keep dropped stuff from breaking. Just look at cell phone cases.

On March 27, students in the migrant education program continued the tradition by holding an egg drop. One by one, school district facilities and maintenance manager Josh Blatchley dropped 11 eggs from the Evergreen Elementary cafeteria roof.

Fortunately, each fragile breakfast staple was encased in some form of protective covering to keep each egg intact. Unfortunately, only seven out of the 11 survived, despite the m...



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