West Penn holds egg drop challenge
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tim Gombar watches as one of the egg projects he tosses off the roof safely floats down to the ground.
West Penn Elementary School fifth grade students competed in the school's annual egg drop challenge.
The students cheered each egg that made the perilous journey safely, as teacher Michele Bittner retrieved the eggs from their containers, while teacher Tim Gombar then tossed from the roof a variety of contraptions devised by the students to protect their passenger eggs from damage on the ground below.
After the egg drop, students will discuss the results of their investigation with their small groups and prepare a brief presentation to the class.
To incorporate this activity with the science topic of Variables, a FOSS Module, followed the scientific method in the creation of the egg holding apparatus. Students started with a question, made predictions about how their apparatus would protect their egg, and created a plan for creating their standard egg holding system.