Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
~Edwin Powell Hubble
We had SO much fun exploring the strength of our FIRST three eggs that we just HAD to test our theory!
We weighed our eggs to discover that ONE egg weighed 62.5 grams … and then we calculated the weight of THREE eggs: they were about 183 grams! WHAT? 183 grams could hold 23 TEXTBOOKS that weighed 25 KILOGRAMS?
That was just CRAZY! We REALLY wanted to find out if these mighty eggs could hold one of our students! We made some predictions.
Some of us predicted yes … some said no … and SOME sat on the fence and predicted “maybe yes, maybe no”! WHAT? YOU can’t do that!!!
We got our poor unsuspecting eggs ready for their BIG challenge! Many of us were a BIT nervous! Would we get SPRAYED?
CAREFUL, Mrs. Renton … hold her TIGHT! Set her down GENTLY! We were SO nervous!
3 – 2 – 1 … we have TOUCH-DOWN!!! Look CAREFULLY at Mrs. Renton’s hands … they’re …
… WHAT??? They’re NOT even HOLDING her!!! WOW! Let’s PUSH our luck!!! Let’s try someone just a LITTLE heavier!!!
OH, oh … was THAT a CRACK we heard? Oh NO! Here come the WONDERS again!!! MAYBE the eggs were ALREADY stressed with the FIRST test … could they have been WEAKENED?
What IS it with us? One discovery leads to MORE wonders!!! We wonder if NEW eggs could hold that heavier student! WHAT? We WONDER what FOUR eggs could hold!!! No WONDER so MANY manmade structures are ALSO made using the dome and arch shapes. We learn SO much from nature. Mr. Renton is NOT going to be happy about THIS week’s new shopping list!!!
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson