6th Graders at our school have the assignment to create (at home) a safe haven for raw eggs. The teachers/administrators then take the creations on the roof and drop them. The students then retrieve their packages and determine the fate of said egg.
It is hilarious to watch and listen to the kids' reactions. Every time a package hit the ground, the parents (who were standing behind the students) had a pretty good idea of how the egg fared based on the sounds that came from the students. Some of the packages left no doubt whatsoever that the egg was no longer in tact...because you could see the contents blasted all over the place (those ones elicited a united chorus of "OHHH!!!"). There must have been a suggestion online about placing the raw egg in a jar of peanut butter. To my knowledge, none of the eggs placed in peanut butter made it. Which is not only a waste of perfectly good peanut butter, it also makes a big mess.
|All of the packages lined up|
|Whose is it?|
|That is more of a throw than a drop...|
|Is it going to make it?|
|Sean starts disassembling...(Outer layer was a gallon size bag filled with marshmallows)|
|Next layer was egg carton pieces secured with duct tape|
|Final layer...pieces of foam mattress secured with more duct tape and some rubber bands|
|The suspense is building...|
|Did it make it?|
|Yes. Yes it did. (Welcome to our picture, Tim)|