An egg protected by members of the Freshman Honors Science class at Holtville High School during a recent class experiment. The students dropped the eggs and used a limited amount of materials to decrease the impact and try to prevent them from breaking. | Yasmin Corral photo
Oct. 28 to Nov. 8 the Freshman Honors Science class at Holtville High School had
an egg drop test. The students would drop their eggs and use a limited amount
of materials to decrease the impact and try to prevent them from breaking.
Freshman Rosamaria Delsilagua said,
“Our project was about dropping an egg and seeing how it relates to a
students were provided with a material list where they could choose several
items to protect the egg. However, all the items contained prices and they
could not go over three dollars.
Loya said, “I used a carton piece and inside the carton piece we stretched out
cotton balls on all sides and three rubber bands to tie it.”
the students had finished building their “helmets” it was time for the drop
test. Some eggs survived, but many did not.
freshman said, “We had to drop the egg from 70 inches of height and with only a
limited budget, so it was very hard. The first time we dropped it, it did not
survive but the second time, once we made adjustments, it did.”
Violeta Alamo, “The funniest part about it was that (our egg), Timmy the egg,
freshmen were asked what they learned from the experiment, to which Angela Loya
answered, “I learned that maybe sometimes less materials can help you make a
Bruce said, “I learned that the force of an object can change by the mass and
teacher Elizabeth Zamora will treat the students to pizza for their hard work.
It was a long week for the students, filled with many broken eggs and yolk all
over the place. However, the outcome of the experiment was good. The students
were able to have a hands-on experience, test Newton’s laws of motion and put
many science formulas into use.