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Students use creativity to protect cargo in annual egg drop

Published On: Mar 29 2013 06:24:34 PM MDT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Longfellow students got a lesson in physics and engineering, Thursday, as they did their best to protect fragile eggs from a steep drop.

Students had to design a container that could protect an egg falling from the roof.
     
They were graded on size and weight, the "lightest and smallest container, to successfully protect an egg from breaking" won the contest.
    
We saw all sorts of materials and designs, from peanut butter jars to kites.

"It's really fun because you get to be really creative and you get to do what ever you want to try to protect the egg," says Longfellow 4th Grader Willow Craighead.

Craighead's egg was one that made it with a bubble wrap creation.

"You feel really happy and you feel like you did it right. Even if you don't make it, it's still fun and it's just for fun," says Criaghead.

This year parents were invited to design a container of their own to try to protect an egg.