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Rabbit Creek Egg Drop

Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News An egg drop entry begins its descent from 30 feet high. About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Jim Donner drops an entry from 20 feet up. About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Siemen's employee Leverette Hoover measures the height of a lift before entries are dropped from 40 feet. About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Santiago Gomez cheers with his classmates as winners are announced. About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Siemens employee Jim Donner drops an egg drop entry from 30 feet. About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News An egg drop entry falls to the ground from 30 feet up. About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News An egg drop entry begins its descent from 30 feet high. About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Jim Donner drops an entry from 20 feet up. About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Siemen's employee Leverette Hoover measures the height of a lift before entries are dropped from 40 feet. About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Santiago Gomez cheers with his classmates as winners are announced. About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News Siemens employee Jim Donner drops an egg drop entry from 30 feet. About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News An egg drop entry falls to the ground from 30 feet up. About 120 fourth and fifth grade students at Rabbit Creek Elementary School participated in the seventh annual Egg Drop on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Four-person teams designed and built egg holders with goal of keeping them from being broken when dropped. The drops started at 10 feet. Three eggs survived a fall from 40 feet. Representatives from business partner Siemens Industry conducted the drop from a lift in the schoolyard as students gathered to see their results. Fifth grade teacher Stephany LaPointe said students began researching the project a few weeks ago in an effort to build interest in math, science and engineering. Jack Kleven, Gabe Varela, Zoey Hilderbrand and Lauren Schmalle took first place in the contest.
Marc Lester
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