Anchorage, Ak — Over one hundred fourth and fifth grade students from Rabbit Creek Elementary anxiously awaited to hear the words, "It's alive," or "It's dead," on Tuesday during the 6th Annual Siemens Egg Drop event.
Students broke into teams, designing a protective barrier for their raw eggs with the hopes that they would remain intact during a 40 ft drop. A representative from Siemens Industry Inc. said the goal of the event is to promote science, technology, math and engineering fields to young minds.
General Manager of Siemens Alaska, Leverette Hoover, said in comparison to last year the students have improved their designs. "Last year we had the most teams and that was five, so we're seeing a great improvement in the design. The students are doing a lot of research and the different engineering disciplines," he said.
The egg "houses" were tested from levels of 10 ft, 20 ft, 30 ft, and 40 ft for finalist teams.