Thursday, May 27, 2010

Egg Drop

It's that time of year. . . end of school year activities. Today was the annual egg drop. All of the students think of some sort of contraption to hold their raw egg with the hopes it won't break when thrown off the roof of the school. I admit that I don't enjoy this activity as much as I should and don't let my kids be as imaginative as they could be. I usually come up with some easy idea and have all of my kids do the same thing. This year's idea? Putting the egg inside a cut up swimming noodle and wrapping it with duct tape. It took about 5-10 minutes to do all three of them this morning before school, which I consider a huge success.

Ryan and his friends
Outside waiting for the egg drop to begin



Morgan's egg was the first one to be thrown off the roof. I saw yellow shoot out of Morgan's egg contraption as it hit the ground. It wasn't looking good for her egg. I gave Hadley and Ryan a little warning that their eggs may not make it based on how Morgan's egg did.

Morgan's noodle with egg yolk dripping out

Morgan doesn't usually care too much about this stuff but she was MAD! Not sure if she was mad about the egg breaking or the mess it made when she tried to pick it up. Egg yolk on her hands and in her hair. She threw the noodle and refused to hold it for the picture.

Morgan checking out the egg mess

Hadley's egg survived.

And so did Ryan's egg.

2 out of 3 isn't too bad even if Morgan would've liked 3 out of 3.

The teachers do not lightly throw the eggs off of the roof. The students love it! Eggs and watermelons!


Andrea said...

This is the coolest activity ever! Way to throw together a great idea Heather. I wonder what else they did. Sounds like a minute to win it thing. I wish Morgan's would've survived!

Heidi Rushing said...

What kind of crazy schools do you have in Utah? That was absolute madness! I love it!