Fire Department assists Central's Egg Drop

posted Feb 13, 2019, 7:37 AM by District Webmaster   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 12:31 PM by Granger Meador ]

In early February the Bartlesville Fire Department brought its Pumper 1 snorkel truck to Central Middle School to assist with the annual Egg Drop. About 200 sixth grade students in Ms. Swanson's and Mr. Good's Physical Science classes participated.

The students had been learning about invisible forces such as static electricity, gravity, and friction as well as air resistance. The students were charged with designing a container to keep an egg from cracking when dropped from 30 to 60 feet. Teacher Elaine Swanson told Bartlesville Radio that some students spent weeks working on their projects while others threw something together that day before the Egg Drop.

The firefighters carried a number of containers up to 30 feet for the initial drops. The ones which survived were later taken up to 60 feet for a second test. While some of the students' projects survived both drops, others had a messy end in the parking lot.

The district appreciates the assistance from equipment operator Steve Burnett and the firemen up on the lift who made this fun learning experience possible for the students.