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'Egg'stra special project

SAFETY ENGINEERS - Students participating in Fulton Independent School’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Summer Camp sessions this week spent much of Wednesday trying to keep an egg from scrambling – literally. The students were paired up and each team of two was given the assignment to come up with a way to keep an egg than had not been boiled from breaking when tossed off the top of Carr Elementary School. Many of the students drew out a plan for their egg safety contraption first before using wooden sticks, Bubble Wrap, newspaper, cardboard, various sized boxes and other recyclable materials to create a safety harness of sorts for their egg. Many of the objects had parachutes to attempt to slow the descent of the eggs toward the ground. Some of the containers were large and complex while some of them were a bit simpler in design. Sondra Gibbs, FIS Assistant Principal, her husband, Jason, (pictured above) and Doug Fisette, a FIS maintenance man and bus driver, climbed onto the roof and were given the task of dropping the egg protectors onto the ground facing West State Line. All, but one egg, survived the first round of flights. The students were then challenged with the task of building a contraption out of the least amount of materials possible to protect their eggs. Only one team had an egg to survive both rounds of the competition while another team that had their egg to break during the first round was able to keep their egg safe in the second toss from the roof. Thursday is the last day of the first summer camp. Another camp is set for July 15-18 at Carr Elementary School. This camp is open to all Fulton Independent School students who completed second through seventh grades last school year. For more information about the July camp or to sign your student up, please call Kim Jobe at 662-396-1413 or send her an email at kimberly.jobe@fultonind.kyschools.us. The summer camps are financed with federal 21st CCLC funds.

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