Egg Drop Challenge, 5th Grade, West Penn Elementary School, Tamaqua, 10-30-2015 (40) - Copy
Fifth grade teacher Michele Bittner reaches inside one of the team’s projects and pulls out a broken egg.

Fifth grade students held their breath this afternoon as their science projects were dropped off the roof of the West Penn Elementary School by teacher Tim Gombar during the annual Egg Drop Challenge. The event encouraged students in small teams to create a lightweight “container” that would prevent a raw egg from breaking when dropped from a high level, such as the top of the school.
Organizers and teachers Michele Bittner, Jen Kinder and Tim Gombar stated their appreciation to all the students and parents for their efforts into the project.
Bittner said the project was held to help science program students learn about variables.
Each winning team received a certificate and Golden Egg Award. Nine eggs survived the drop.

Pictured are the seven winning teams.
Pictured are members of the nine winning teams. Video: [Change YouTube’s setting to HD after you hit play for better viewing.] Photos:


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