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Egg-drop assignment tests kindergartners' skills

Vintage Hills students show inventiveness, creative thinking, design talents

Vintage Hills Elementary School kindergartners, joined by dozens of their parents and supporters, took part in a class-wide egg drop assignment April 9.

Students spent their spring break building 'contraptions' designed to protect a raw egg during a one-story fall from the school roof. Protective devices included bubble wrap, boxes with foam peanuts, parachutes and even a baggie filled with blue Jell-O.

The assignment aimed to teach the young students about inventiveness, creative thinking, design, family collaboration and math, according to kindergarten teacher Jim McCarthy.

Thirty-seven of the 46 eggs survived the descent intact.

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Posted by Julia
a resident of another community
on Apr 17, 2014 at 10:09 am

Oh yes...Easter eggs...Great way to totally confuse the young people of today.

Easter and the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs..

Folks that is why our youth and most of the adults in this Country are clueless to real life. Really...A rabbit and eggs...talk about brain dead people.

Oh by the way...Does anyone still remember what Easter is all about...

Thanks for listening...Julia Pardini from Alamo


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Posted by Vintage Hills mom
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Apr 17, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Julia: Unfortunetly the topic of this article is very misleading. This science project had nothing to do with "Easter" eggs. It was an awesome, family involved science project, designed to get the kids to make a contraption that would protect a RAW egg from cracking when dropped from the roof. All the kids had so much fun seeing if the invention would work. Great idea Mr McCarthy and Ms Napoleon!!


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