Science Night

Last night we had Science Night at the kids’ school. Nick and Maria had classic science project boards to present, and Anna more or less got to run all over school with her friends. She also got to hold a baby chick while visiting one of the kindergarten classrooms. Life in second grade is good.


Maria was part of a team that had to create an egg drop vehicle – something that could deliver an egg to the ground without breaking, after being dropped from a height of 34 feet (11m) above the ground. Their egg was named Humpty Dumpty.


The vehicle worked, and her team ended up using pretty much the same design I used when assigned the same project in physics class in high school. Parachutes are always in style.