Hancock Elementerary Students Win GNPAL Egg Drop Contest
Sisters at Hancock Elementary designed a container that preserved a raw egg from a 15-foot drop.
Three contestants from the Norristown Area School district participated in the egg drop, which required them to construct a container that would withstand a 15-foot drop while preserving a raw egg.
The egg drop took place off the balcony in the GNPAL gymnasium and was facilitated by GNPAL executive director Brett Wells.
The VanDevere sisters Bethany, 9, and Diane, 7, both students at Hancock Elementary School, submitted a large rubber box containing the raw egg inside a foam-lined package.
According to the sisters' father, Lance VanDevere, when Diane asked her family to participate in the Family Science Night's Egg Drop contest, he was all for it.
"We tried it a few times," Lance VanDevere said with a smile.
Look for full coverage of the seventh-annual GNPAL Family Science Night on Norristown Patch soon.