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Three Students Win Egg Drop Challenge
Posted 05/22/2018 05:24PM


A sunny-side up kind of sky made it a great day for Upper School students and faculty who gathered outside the 74th Street Building on May 9 for the annual Egg Drop Day. One of the most anticipated spring traditions, Egg Drop Day is the culmination of a challenge issued to students by Upper School Physics teacher Ms. Natasha Hazell. A win isn't so easy to poach in this challenge; participants must build a contraption using only toothpicks and regular school glue that will protect a raw egg as it's tossed from a two-story window.

Students in the physics class scrambled to meet the deadline for Egg Drop Day and, in the end, the hard boiled work of three students paid off. Junior, Sophia Bae ‘19 built one of the winning devices while Nathan Vaysberg ‘18 and Jonathan Roberts ‘18 worked as a team to build the second winning device that safely whisked an egg down to the ground, ensuring that the only cracks seen were in the sidewalk concrete.

The Egg Drop is the final project at the end of a year long study of physics with a focus on mechanics. As the end of the course approached, students hatched creative ideas for their project, integrated their knowledge of energy, impulse, momentum and Newton’s Laws of motion with the hopes of their project making an (over) easy landing. Other projects this year have include gravity powered race cars, popsicle stick bridges and a physics-themed photo essay.

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