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Egg drop kicks off Science Week at Sauquoit Valley Elementary School

By LEXIE O'CONNOR

SAUQUOIT, N.Y. (WKTV) - Sauquoit Valley Elementary School held an egg drop Friday afternoon to get students excited about their upcoming Science Week.

Fourth graders designed and built containers based off of science skills they learned in the classroom to see if they could keep an egg safe as it was dropped from the top of the gymnasium's ceiling.

"I think whenever something is hands-on, the learning is sort of exponential," says fourth grade teacher Susan Malenowski. "I think they are much more excited about the learning and retain the information much more that way."

Using materials like foam, socks, bag parachutes, and even marshmallows, students got creative in their ways to keep their eggs safe.

"We used a pool noodle with a tennis ball stuck at the bottom and then inside cotton balls, an egg and a sponge," says fourth grader Olivia Luczack.

Kindergarten students through fourth graders joined the students in the gymnasium's stands, awaiting to see if their designs stood the test.

"We were all nervous wrecks until the big day and we found out if ours was an omelet or safe," says fourth grader Luke Stayton.

Sauquoit teachers hope that Friday's egg drop will inspire all the elementary school students to start thinking of what they could make for their science week in March.

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