Could You Package An Egg To Survive A 75 Foot Drop? These Byrneville Students Did

September 10, 2019

Could you design a package to make a raw egg survive a drop onto a parking lot from 75-feet up? Several groups of Byrneville Elementary School fifth graders did just that recently.

The students were given the open-ended task of using household supplies to keep an egg from cracking when dropped from various heights, and they were given a week to design their ideas.

With help of Ladder 5 and a crew from the Century Station of Escambia Fire Rescue, the eggs were dropped from 20 feet, 45 feet and finally 75 feet. If an egg survived the first drop, students were required to remove some part of the protective shell and try again from a greater height.

The students were in seven different groups, with three groups having eggs that survived all three drops.

“The students learned that a parachute of some sort helps the egg survive as well as making the ‘protective shell’ well padded and secure,” said Byrnevill teacher Jacke Johnston.

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4 Responses to “Could You Package An Egg To Survive A 75 Foot Drop? These Byrneville Students Did”

  1. Duns Megus on September 12th, 2019 6:57 am

    Not to mention some pretty cool teachers, too.

  2. Martha Day on September 11th, 2019 9:01 am


  3. ALESIA Macklin on September 10th, 2019 1:38 pm

    Exactly why I Support and Advocate for YOUTH!!! They are AMAZING Leaders, Investors and OUR FUTURE!

  4. Irene Daughtery on September 10th, 2019 8:51 am

    Good job!!

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