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CMS science students make egg droppers

Campbellsville Middle School science students recently designed their own egg dropper containers.

 

In Amy Knifley’s class, students studied the concepts of Newton’s Laws of Motion, momentum, gravity and force.

 

To apply the concepts, Knifley asked her students to build egg dropper containers to see if they could safely drop an egg from several feet.

 

Students formed groups and met to brainstorm ideas. They did research and then designed their egg droppers before building them.

 

Knifley gave her students several materials to build with, including rubber bands, tape, plastic bags, straws, cotton balls, cardboard boxes, string, wires, pipe cleaners, spaghetti, balloons, aluminum foil and much more.

 

Students tested their containers before competing to see whose containers could keep the eggs intact.

 

Prizes were given for containers that were the most durable, had the best design, were most creative and had the most spectacular crash.

 

From left, CMS eighth-graders Ryan Milburn, Jonathan Sparks and Lorenzo Coulter build their egg dropper containers.

From left, CMS eighth-graders Ryan Milburn, Jonathan Sparks and Lorenzo Coulter build their egg dropper containers.

 

CMS eighth-graders Destany Lane, at left, and Natasha Combs build their egg dropper container.

CMS eighth-graders Destany Lane, at left, and Natasha Combs build their egg dropper container.

 

CMS eighth-graders Mystique Jones, at left, and MaKala Hammett build their egg dropper container.

CMS eighth-graders Mystique Jones, at left, and MaKala Hammett build their egg dropper container.

 

CMS teacher Amy Knifley talks to eighth-graders Destany Lane, at left, and Natasha Combs about their egg dropper container.

CMS teacher Amy Knifley talks to eighth-graders Destany Lane, at left, and Natasha Combs about their egg dropper container.

 

CMS eighth-graders Jonathan Foster, at left, and Evan Henderson build their egg dropper container.

CMS eighth-graders Jonathan Foster, at left, and Evan Henderson build their egg dropper container.

 

CMS teacher Amy Knifley, at left, watches as eighth-grader Destany Lane drops her egg dropper container.

CMS teacher Amy Knifley, at left, watches as eighth-grader Destany Lane drops her egg dropper container.

 

CMS eighth-graders Mystique Jones, at left, and MaKala Hammett build their egg dropper container.

CMS eighth-graders Mystique Jones, at left, and MaKala Hammett build their egg dropper container.

 

CMS eighth-graders Samantha Underwood, at left, and Taylor Whaley build their egg dropper container.

CMS eighth-graders Samantha Underwood, at left, and Taylor Whaley build their egg dropper container.

 

CMS eighth-graders Natasha Combs, at left, and Destany Lane build their egg dropper container.

CMS eighth-graders Natasha Combs, at left, and Destany Lane build their egg dropper container.

 

CMS eighth-grader Lorenzo Coulter builds his egg dropper container.

CMS eighth-grader Lorenzo Coulter builds his egg dropper container.

 

CMS eighth-grader Samantha Underwood drops the egg dropper container she built with classmate Taylor Whaley, at left.

CMS eighth-grader Samantha Underwood drops the egg dropper container she built with classmate Taylor Whaley, at left.

 

CMS eighth-graders Jonathan Sparks drops the egg dropper container he built with Ryan Milburn, at left.

CMS eighth-graders Jonathan Sparks drops the egg dropper container he built with Ryan Milburn, at left.

 

CMS eighth-grader Lorenzo Coulter, at left, drops his egg dropper container as classmate Destany Lane watches.

CMS eighth-grader Lorenzo Coulter, at left, drops his egg dropper container as classmate Destany Lane watches.





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