Pa. teacher goes up in chopper for egg experiment

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POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania middle school teacher has gone to great heights to show her students the value of physics and engineering.

D.H.H. Lengel Middle School teacher Lisa Giacomelli hired a helicopter and hopped in the passenger seat. As it hovered 130 feet over the school in Pottsville, she dropped egg carriers — with their fragile cargo inside — down to the ground below Thursday.

Of the 28 cushioned packages she dropped, The Republican-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/ZE6eXo ) nine landed unbroken as the students looked on.

It's the fifth year she has done egg-drop experiments as part of the eighth-grade science class. But in previous years, she just took the class to the school roof.

This year, she contacted a local company, which donated the services of its helicopter.

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Information from: Pottsville Republican and

Herald, http://www.republicanherald.com

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