6.09.2010

Mission (Im)Possible!

Here I am on the roof of my school yesterday! I challenged my students to participate in the Mission
(Im)Possible Egg Drop Contest and yesterday was their moment of truth. We talked about potential and kinetic energy and I gave them one week to create a container that would protect a raw egg when dropped from the roof of our building. They were not allowed to soak the egg in vinegar or alter the egg in any way. Though they are only 9 years old, 2/3 of my students designed containers that protected their egg! They built everything from parachutes to straw houses, balloon balls to felt beds. One girl even literally bedazzled the rocket ship that she made, as if its sparkly surface would somehow be more protective. It was hysterical.

I was so proud of them for coming up with such ingenius ideas, and the look on the faces of my students whose eggs survived was just priceless!

2 comments:

hank said...

That is SO cool! You're an amazing teacher............

Whitney said...

I wish you were MY teacher! Better yet...will you come live down here and teach my kids???? PLEASE!!!

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