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Columbia High School students tested out their engineering skills earlier this month when they dropped eggs from the lobby balcony. The students worked in groups to build cradles out of pipe cleaners, paper plates, printer paper, toothpicks and string that would protect an egg inside.

Students were faced with the challenge of adhering all of their materials to each other without the use of tape or glue. They needed to either make something that was not very aerodynamic in an effort to slow down the egg or make something that would cushion the egg and absorb the force of it hitting the ground.

Congratulations to the three groups that successfully completed the project and did not crack their eggs!

Students drop an egg from the lobby balcony

Students drop an egg from the lobby balcony

Students drop an egg from the lobby balcony

Students work on their egg drop cradle