On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, a group of thirty-six enthusiastic and motivated sixth, seventh, and eighth grade STEM class students from Lawrence Middle School participated in an Egg Drop Challenge at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. The students competed against other students from various districts throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In preparation for the event, the students researched gravity and Newton’s Laws of Motion, and used the information they learned to design and construct creative and original contraptions. The contraption had to protect a raw chicken egg and prevent it from breaking while it was dropped from a height of two floors (approximately 30 feet). In addition to keeping the egg intact, the students also had to have their egg drop contraption land on a target. The students used materials such as cotton balls, bubble wrap, straws, sponges, tape, and string in the construction of their devices. The students were accompanied by Mr. Wieckhorst, LMS Assistant Principal, and STEM teachers Mrs. Sarceno, Mrs. Ubertini, and Mr. Vasaturo.
The following students participated in the Egg Drop competition: John Escalante, Tiffany Godoy, Natalie Bran, Aidan Adams, Luke Kirchner, Mathew Guevara, Danielle Hance, Daniela Andrade, Isabella Andrade, Isaiah Santizo-Lanuza, Forrest Gerlich, Thomas Rincon, Danielle Goner, Samantha Ezihie, Fabian Cisneros, Edgar Godoy, Angely Beharry, Stephanie Vinas, Jaimy De Leon Bardales, Joelle Acosta, Gabby Caceres, Mike Diaz, Maria Gomez, Francisco Jimenez, Quinn Kerins, Kody Kirchner, Jovanic Machen, William Maddaloni, Luis Mejia, Mandy Moe, Samantha Puzio, Paulina Sanchez, Matt Sharin, Brianna Vargas, Bernardia Walker, and Brian Zatorski.
Congratulations to the team of Natalie Bran and Tiffany Godoy, the “egg-spert” 8th grade students, and 6th grader Francisco Jimenez, who were awarded first place for constructing egg drop contraptions which made perfect landings on the target and protected the egg from breaking.
We are very proud of the accomplishments of all of the students who were involved in this “egg-citing” contest! We had over a 90% success rate!