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Now THIS was Even MORE Egg-Citing!

Posted by on February 26, 2017

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 had QUESTIONS! So … let’s try to ANSWER them! Presenting … three NEW eggs!

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?

What do they WEIGH? We wonder how many times their OWN weight they can hold … like ANTS!

That was just CRAZY! We REALLY wanted to find out if these mighty eggs could hold one of our students! We made some predictions. 

Let’s make some PREDICTIONS! Will these eggs HOLD the weight of an actual GRADE THREE STUDENT?

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!!!

are we READY? Are the EGGS ready?

We got our poor unsuspecting eggs ready for their BIG challenge! Many of us were a BIT nervous! Would we get SPRAYED? 

Hold me TIGHT, Mrs. Renton … don’t DROP me!!!

CAREFUL, Mrs. Renton … hold her TIGHT! Set her down GENTLY! We were SO nervous!

Coming in for a LANDING … make sure your feet touch down at EXACTLY the SAME time!!! Fingers crossed!

3 – 2 – 1 … we have TOUCH-DOWN!!! Look CAREFULLY at Mrs. Renton’s hands … they’re …

Notice Mrs. Renton’s HANDS? They’re not even HOLDING her! SUCCESS! The eggs WILL hold a student!

… WHAT??? They’re NOT even HOLDING her!!! WOW! Let’s PUSH our luck!!! Let’s try someone just a LITTLE heavier!!!

Okay … let’s push our luck with a slightly HEAVIER student! What do you think?

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?

Alas … it was NOT to be! But WAIT … we wonder if it’s because the eggs were weakened by holding our FIRST student … MAYBE if we tried FRESH eggs they would have a better chance!!!

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

10 Responses to Now THIS was Even MORE Egg-Citing!

  1. Maxine

    This is fabulous! Colby was so excited when he told me about it! Thank you for sharing. šŸ™‚

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Maxine!

      Thank you for leaving this wonderful comment! Many of our parents were surprised that three eggs could hold a grade three student! We think the eggs must have had a MIGHTY mama!

      Have a wonderful day! Keep checking back!

      The BPS Bloggers šŸ™‚

  2. Grandma H.

    WOW!!!! You were all very brave to try that one!!!! They are going to wonder at the store why Mrs. Renton is buying so many eggs!!!!

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Grandma H.

      Thank you for leaving a wonderful comment! We were QUITE brave but we were also EGG-CITED! Mr. Renton was probably wondering why Mrs. Renton bought so many eggs too!

      Keep checking back! Have a lovely day!

      The BPS Bloggers šŸ™‚

  3. Grandma Mary

    I really enjoy hearing all about the wonderful experimenting you’re doing.

    • Laurie Renton

      Hello Grandma Mary!

      Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment! We liked doing the egg-speriment as well! We’re glad that you love hearing all about our new experiments! It’s great that you keep leaving comments and checking out our blog!

      Keep checking back! Have an awesome day!

      The BPS Bloggers šŸ™‚

  4. jdcampbell2014

    Hi Battalion Bloggers. This is a really cool experiment. I was surprised to hear eggs could hold up a student!! Wow. I wonder if there are other objects in nature that have a natural arch and if they would be strong? hmm. Keep wondering, Grade 3!

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Mr. Campbell!

      Thank you for this lovely comment! We thought that it was pretty amazing that just THREE eggs could hold up a STUDENT! There MIGHT be some things in nature that have natural arches … we think we’ll do MORE investigating! We wonder EVERY day … so … we’re THRILLED that YOU wonder too!

      Keep checking back! We hope you have a “GREAT day of LEARNING”!!!

      The BPS Bloggers šŸ˜‰

  5. Mr. R.

    I am so egg-cited that your journey is leading you down the path of knowledge. I will get cracking on the shopping list as soon as I receive it. Promise.

    • Laurie Renton

      Hi Mr. R!

      Thank you for the lovely comment! We are happy that you’re egg-cited that our journey is leading to knowledge! We hope we’re not putting TOO much pressure on you to get our grocery list!

      Keep checking back! Have an EGG-citing day … of SHOPPING for us!

      The BPS Bloggers šŸ™‚

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