Students Save Yolks

Students Save Yolks

Richie LaRocque

Physics teacher, Brian Walsh, drops a student's egg-drop capsule

Richie LaRocque, Editorial Editor

On April 1  science teacher Mr. Brian Walsh’s physics students came into school with various 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm boxes. These boxes could be made of anything, and contain anything, as long as it wasn’t food. The purpose of the capsules? To prevent the cracking of the shells of brave, adrenaline-junkie eggs.  

The egg drop was assigned in an effort for Walsh’s students to gain a better understanding of cushioning gravitational force, and learning how to disperse forces.

 The students dropped the eggs from standing height, Walsh’s room’s ceiling, the balcony in the main foyer, and out of Walsh’s third story window.  If an egg survives all four of those drops, the student is awarded an A- for the project. However, if the egg has the structural fortitude to carry on, Walsh proceeds to drop a six-pound weight on the capsule; and if it survives that, he jumps right up to the 10 lb weight.  Surviving the weight earns the student a 100.