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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
This story was posted on 2016-04-01 12:58:54
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