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Egg Drop Competition

Thursday, February 22, 2018 and Friday, February 23, 2018

Student must design an apparatus to keep an egg from breaking when dropped from the balcony. Students may use any material that he or she wishes. The teacher will provide all eggs. The student must hand the egg back to the teacher with no breakage to receive full credit after the first drop.  Student will receive two grades for this activity. One for the actual drop and another for the lab report. The teacher will issue non-breakage awards for the smallest device, most elaborate design, and the most drops without breakage. On the day of the competition students will receive a lab sheet to record data and make calculations. The calculations include acceleration, velocity, speed, force, momentum, kinetic energy, and potential energy.

Students modeled Newton’s Law of Motion and Bernoulli’s Principle as part of an aeronautics unit about the principles of flight by making paper airplanes. Students got an opportunity to order materials, design, and fly a large variety of paper planes made from varying materials. Students quantified and analyzed data to determine the design mechanics that caused planes to fly the longer distances. This laboratory activity is part of a horizontal alignment project in the ninth-grade academy that includes history, mathematics, and English components. 


Students collaborated with team members to build the highest tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows as part of a unit on the engineering and design process used by scientists, architects, and technologists.

Students orally presented research about an element on the periodic table along with a 3-dimensional model of an atom for an element. Each model showed subatomic particle arrangement in the nucleus and in energy levels, orbitals, or clouds. Each student used google slides o Power Point to report general characteristics, historical discovery, physical properties, chemical properties, and common uses for the element