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ACMS science students become Egg-gineers

Learning about vehicle safety engineering
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By Shamarie Harper

(Fri 01 Apr 2016) - Today at the Adair County Middle School it has been all about the egg action! Sixth Grade Science students became "Egg-gineers" while planning the role of a "Vehicle Safety Engineer."

The idea was to design and build cars and trucks which would help people survive auto accidents.



They created the best container they could, in groups, with THE goal being to protect a RAW egg from a direct vertical drop from a high place such as bleachers.

They studied all three of Newton's Laws of Motion and incorporated what they had learned into the project.

They of course focused on the third law which states "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction". During their lab work force, friction, inertia, potential and kinetic energy, mass, gravity, momentum and impulse were the foci.

This is just another one of Sixth Grade Science Teacher, Deb Waddell's interesting, hands-on, creative culminating activities. The students love it.

The end results were awesome and the students were all very excited and tension was in the air before each "vehicle" dropped. After which there was a rush to examine the results.

They could got a "Egg-actly Excellent" for survival, "Quacked" but Cleaver" for cracked, or "Fractured" for Fried or Scrambled.

When I last spoke with Ms. Waddell there had been 5 "Egg-actly Excellent" vehicles.

Ms. Waddell gets an "Egg-cellent" in my book for motivating students!

- Shamarie Harper is Media Coordinator, Adair County School District


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An Egg-cellent test by Noah Newell and Brady Burton



2016-04-01 - ACMS, 322 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Harper, Adair County Schools Media PR/Technology Resourse Teacher/Migrant Recruiter.
Noah Newell and Brady Burton shown here inspecting their "Egg-actly Excellent" outcome after their "Vehicle" saved their egg. Jacob Kessinger was also in their group but isn't shown in the picture. Perfect day to be a 6th grader at ACMS. - Shamarie Harper

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One Fried Egg



2016-04-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Harper. The outcome for Egg-gineers Jailynn Riter and Taleahah Taylor was more on the "Fried Egg" side of life. But A for effort girls!
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Testing the theory



2016-04-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Harper.
Egg-gineers Jailynn Riter and Taleahah Taylor were all nerves as their "Vehicle" made the horrifying decent from above.

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Stuffed animal scrambles egg



2016-04-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Harper. Kiara Collins, Abbie Shirley and Braxton Smith were very creative with their stuffed Animal vehicle design but as you can see the outcome was more on the scrambled egg side of life. But a huge A+ for creativity.
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The Egg-gineers



2016-04-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Shamarie Harper.
Brady Burton, Deb Waddell, Taleahah Taylor, Abie Shirley, Joanas Abbott and Gracin Adamson showing off their groups "Vehicles" before the big crashes during their Egg-gineers-culminating activity at ACMS today.

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