Egg Drop Day Produces Two Winning Designs
Bay Ridge Prep students and faculty gathered outside on 74th Street and Fourth Avenue on Friday, May 11, for an annual tradition: watching eggs being dropped from the second floor the high school. Egg Drop Day, as it has come to be known, is the culmination of a senior physics project that challenges students to build a contraption using only tooth picks, school glue, and a raw egg. The goal, set by High School Physics teacher Ms. Natasha Hazell, is to have the contraption protect the egg well enough that it does not crack upon impact.
This year, two different desgins were successful in testing the laws of motion and force. One was created by Sofiya Bavlovyvh and another was a team effort by Erik Wu-Leung and Isabel Gueirra. Both projects join the distinguished list of the very few designs in the school's history that have been constructed well enough to allow the raw egg to survive its two-story fall.
From left: Isabel Gueirra & Erik Wu-Leung prepare to drop their project from the second floor window; Physics Teacher Ms. Natasha Hazell shows one of the eggs that made it; Sofiya Bavlovych with her successful design.
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