Eggs Fly in the Name of Science

Eggs flew in the name of science Wednesday. They tumbled from balconies on the UNO campus as part of the Summer of Success program.

Success, in this case, involved designing the kind of cushioning, packing and padding that would allow the eggs to chase gravity to the ground and wind up with their shells intact.

Students from Lewis and Clark Middle School divided into two teams with a common goal. They idea was to spend the least amount of money in materials to protect their egg.

The program is designed to encourage higher education for the future.

Ro Thang said, "They had to see who used the cheapest price and whose egg didn't crack."

For the record, all of the eggs survived the fall without a scratch. Neither a king’s horse nor a king’s man was called to service.

The Summer of Success program continues through the week.

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