Prior to leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday break, Cloverland Elementary fourth, fifth and sixth graders embarked on an engineering and design project.
The STEAM focused project challenged students to plan, design and build a contraption that would safely house a raw egg dropped from any height. Students were tasked with choosing their materials, justifying how their materials would help in the design, draw a blueprint of the design, then build the vessel.
The project concluded the Friday before Thanksgiving when local Fire Station 27, sent Captain Mike Satariano, Engineer Jared Eckle and Firefighter Casey Haas to drop student projects from the Cloverland rooftop. The parachutes, boxes, cradles and other designs were sent off the roof as students were filled with excitement anticipating if their egg would survive the drop.