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Thursday, September 6, 2007 Page 6 0 R E M TIMES NEWS AND I t) f AS FROM CLASSROOMS A J D EDUCATORS Westmore sixth graders get scientific with annual egg drop Michael Rigert SlMh Ki;tdcis 'il Wcstm'iic Llcmi-nlai v chi-i-i rd ,md crossed ih-ir lingers I hursd;iy ;is their pnri('ip;il iusrl down oddly wr;ipM'd p;n kiii s ;inl punch lioni the t""! No, it w;isn't soiiM' kiml ot w;i kv. Senssiiin ( In Niikis m August ( I'lcbi ;il ion ll was Ihc i-vi-nl thai lias Ih-c oim- an annual sixlli jiadi- tradition at Wcstmoic a s( ifiic c experiment experi-ment ailed the I I hop. Part ol sixth graders in l i( llllllll in learning the steps ot the s icntilic method in preparation prepa-ration lor a lull-blown science lair ill 1 ebrnarv I he egg drop has be onie an entertaining way lor students to leal n about S( lence add prepare tor the lair, said Konelle Rosen, one of three sixth graders teachers who orgailled the event Students' task: to i onie up with creative ways to package a raw egg so that it doesn't cra k when dropped oil the roof by principal Harry lieck-strand lieck-strand and assistant principal Jessie Jensen, I he only rules were that the package couldn't be larger than 2 square inches and the egg couldn't be prole ted by an erniaiient packaging (i.e., rubber cement or Jell-o) that couldn't easily and neatlv be opened by teachers afterward. notes Mountain View High School Faculty meeting MV faculty w'ill have a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 12. at 7 a.m. Lakeridge Junior t 601 West State St. - LeW ! 763 S Hwy 91 - Payaon KH) T 801-221-1031 I 1476 N Freedom Blvd - Provo 377-3674 $ 333 N Freedom Blvd - LaHrw Branch 655-0777 90 W. Center St - Spanish Fork 798-1423 757 6 400 So. - SpnngvtHe 491-8993 f 309 S Mam - NepN 1-435-623-2322 - 313 W Main - Eureka 1-435-433-2008 CB2D . ,:y!ift VM, A ZjgQJggtOiem 01 " I "It's a fun time of year," said sixth-grade teac her Carolyn Kenley. Several parents turned out for the egg festivities, including includ-ing Kurt is Buckley's mom, Ty l.yman, as the students sat in neal rows watching as the assortment of objects (including (in-cluding one yellow, foam box that looked like SXngeBob Squarel'anls) were cast over the edge of the Xl-foot roof. Though l.yman had never heard of scIkxiI egg drops, she said her husband participated in one when he was in school. "Don't we get in trouble for this," l .yman joked. "It's fun because you know the egg will maybe survive." The student scientists employed em-ployed every type of material imaginable to protect their pre-( pre-( ions cargo including bubble wrap, foam eanuts, a sIipMT, milk jugs, and a dirty pair of socks. Back in the classroom, Kosen carefully opened each package to see which whose eggs perished in a puddle of cracked shell and yolk and which ones remained whole. The children recorded their observations ob-servations and conclusions in special journals for the project. I ach student was applauded for his efforts, whether the egg was scrambled or not. Rosen impressed upon her students that the important High School Seventh and Eight Grade Welcome Dance Seventh and eight graders are invited to attend a dance at Iiikeridge on I riday, Sept, 7, from 3-4 p.m. Freshman Focus Fresh- 768-3312 465-9698 Jt ilt rally insured up to $250,0tll January of Y o Westmore assistant principal Jessie Jensen and principal Barry Beckstrand lob creatively packaged parcels off the school's roof Thursday during the annual sixth-grade Egg Drop experiment. thing wasn't whether or not their egg cracked under pressure, pres-sure, but that they learned from results. "That's OK if some are broken," bro-ken," she said. "Many times scientists are wrong. They test their hypothesis." 'elix Navarro, tested out his packaging before the drop at home and named each of his man Focus will be held, Thursday, Thurs-day, Sept. (i, in the school auditorium. Orem Elementary Director Reading Assessments Assess-ments Orem F.lementary will hold Director Reading Assessments for students in grades Hi from Aug. 22-Sept. 19. Suncrest Elementary PRDVOCOLLBGE (Ms HI) 801 - 224 - 0921 Meet Betsy, our latest Orchard Park graduate. When Betsy came to us in this year, she had been unable pj to walk due to a long-standing medical condition. Her goal was to someday walk out of Orchard Park. On August 9th she did just that. Betsy is a living example of what one can accomplish with hard work and courage. ml MWiMMlfimffltf ' ' successive test subjects Billy. 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