Science Class 8A got to put together all of their physical science knowledge and build return capsules, modeled after the NASA return capsules that are returned back from space.
In groups of 3, students researched and reviewed velocity, acceleration due to the speed of gravity, mass, air resistance and g force, and created capsules that would allow a raw egg to be dropped from the front of the school, in tact. Students cushioned their eggs with styrofoam, paper towels, cottage cheese, peanut butter, or jello. All attached some type of parachute or helium balloons as well.
Today, on a beautiful Spring morning, our beloved Mr. Kuchinskas climbed to the top of the roof, in the front of the school. Using bucket and rope, he hoisted up each capsule, and with timers in hand, we watched, as each capsule was dropped to the ground.
All the return capsules safely landed, and more or less protected their precious cargo.