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An Egg-cellent Fourth Grade STEAM Activity!

September 30, 2018

Fourth grade scientists at Dubois provided their fellow students with an egg-cellent opportunity to observe science in motion, during their annual EGG DROP DAY, which took place on Friday afternoon. 

Topics such as physics, materials science, and aerodynamics were explored, as fourth graders researched, resourced, and then engineered compartments to protect their eggs from a third-story drop. 

The EGG DROP activity is designed for students to continue developing their critical thinking skills, and also encourages students to use their observational skills during the drop so they can analyze what designs did and did not work, and why.

K-5 students celebrated the efforts of their classmates, by being an enthusiastic and observant audience during the event. It seems as though there were quite a few crowd favorites, too… so ask your Dragon what she or he thought of the experiment. Have a discussion about what the drop looked like from their viewpoint, and if they heard anything each time an egg was released. Were the sounds the same? Did the eggs all fall straight down, or did something stop them once they were dropped? 

A huge WAY TO GO, to Mrs. Rectenwal, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Noel, and Mr. Ruyle, for providing such a fun and valuable learning opportunity for your students.

Congratulations, on yet another successful EGG DROP DAY!