Education And Ingenuity
Fifth-grade students at Simonton Elementary celebrated their 6th annual Egg Drop event. Every year, fifth-grade students at Simonton get the chance to research and create a design to protect an egg that is dropped from the top of the gym. This is a kick off to students learning about force and gravity along with pulley and levers.
Egg drop devices simulate parachutes and other similar features seen in nature, such as the helicopter seeds that are dropped from some trees. The process of slowing descent to resist the force of gravity has been used in a number of instances in history and continues to be an important science – especially currently around emergency aid and transportation of goods to inaccessible areas.