Okay. This is just fabulous…a group of 5th grade girls beat a group of college students in an egg-drop contest.
In celebrating Engineering Week, with a specific focus to promote science and engineering among female grade school, high school, and college students, Case Western Reserve University hosted the annual Egg-drop Contest.
Materials allowed to cushion the egg from a six, twelve, and twenty-foot drop only included:
- rubber bands,
- sheets of paper
The 5th-graders from Laurel School beat the Case Engineering students at the twenty-foot drop level. There must be a bunch of GeekDads and GeekMoms very proud of their 11-12 year-old daughters!
The young lady scientists were very nervous during trials because their eggs were cracking during the drops. GeekDad gives a tip-o-the-hat to these young women. Congratulations ladies!