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8 I The Lovell Chronicle I March 25, 2010 www.LovellChronicle.com BRAD DEWRr~AUX Above, Stan Hedges opens a science project to expose the inside - a broken egg mixed with cotton and other protective materials. Four out of 15 vessels survived the 70-foot fall. Left, Stan Hedges flings an egg-carrying vessel off the top of a building at the Western Sugar factory in Lovell. DAVm PECK BY BRAD DEVEREAUX "You've gotta crack a few eggs to make an om- elet," is a phrase local stu- dents took literally last week while learning about the scientific method. While a few of their projects ex- ploded and spat egg yolk on the pavement below, stu- dents had fun while learn- ing and taking a break from PAWS testing. Lovell elementa- ry school fifth-graders watched as their creations were dropped from the top of a building at the West- ern Sugar factory Thurs- day during their annual egg drop project, in which students must design and build a vessel to protect an egg during a 70-foot drop. The project consisted of three days worth of work where students were en- gaged in many activities, according to technology di- rector Stan Hedges, who had to carry the egg safely come," Hedges said. organizes the project. The to the ground and had to fit Aside from attempt- project encompasses ques- within size limits and could ing to spark students' in- tions such as gravity, fall- not have any streamers or terest in scientific inquiry, ing speed, terminal veloc- parachutes attached, the fun lesson also provides ity and the studies done by In total, there were 15 a much-needed break dur- Isaac Newton. vessels and four survived, ing PAWS testing, Hedges The first of the three The common characteris- said. days was spent brainstorm- tics were the use of Styro-"With so much testing ing what materials the stu- foam balls surrounding the going on, one's brain needs dents would use. The ma- egg with some sort of cush- to be stimulated in a hands- terials had to be from home ioning effect added within on manner and this gives and inexpensive. Students' the ball and padding taped them that," he said. ideas ranged from using red around the outside. Hedges has been orga- jell-o to marshmallows to The red jell-o vehicles nizing an egg drop for stu- Styrofoam balls, did not fare as well butdents since 2001, since he "The students were ex- were a crowd favorite due was student teaching in cited to funnel their ideas to the splatter effect, Hedg- Vancouver, Wash. into such a potentially ex- es said. "Usually we have used plosive idea," Hedges said. Hedges thanked the the highest place we could "Just having them get to- fifth-grade teachers for or- think of that was available gether as a group and build ganizing the project andto us," Hedges said. "It was something they have never Deb Fink for coordinating just a joke when I men- come across is exciting and the drop, as well as the peo- tioned, 'hey, let's do it off beneficial to their group ple at Western Sugar for al- the sugar factory.' Deb rink work habits as well." lowing the class to use their told me, 'I have connections The second day was the facilities, over there. Let me see what construction of the vessel "We hope this will con- I can do.' The rest is histo- around the egg. The vessel tinue for many years to ry." Continued from page 1 will hold Palm Sunday and of Latter-day Saints willwhich airs from 10 a.m. to April 10-11 at the stake Easter services the next hold regular services this noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. center in LoveU with all two Sundays at 10:50 a.m. Sunday and then will gath- Members may watch at eight wards participating. preceded by Sunday School er on Saturday, April 3, home or at the stake center The conference will begin each morning at 9:45. and Easter Sunday, April in LoveU. at 7p.m. April 10 and con- The eight local wards of 4, for the General Confer- The semi-annual staketinue from 10 a.m. to noon the Church of Jesus Christ ence of the LDS Church, conference will be held on April 11. Party notification encouraged In discussing liquor li- ties on patrol can be made cense renewals at last Tues- aware. He also encouraged day's commissioner meet- the establishments to have ing, Sheriff Ken Blackburn a designated driver pro- said he was not singling out gram during these events. the Oasis Bar about notifi- It was also noted dur- cation of special events. /ing the discussion that li- lle said he would like all quor establishments need a liquor establishments in the special 24-hour permit to be county to notify the Sher- able to be open all night for iffs Office when there are certain events. Permits are special parties, weddings applied for through the Big or other events so the depu- Horn County Clerk's Office. Continued from page 1 ing fence or performing a number of other tasks to help the Bureau of Land Management, which has been one of the center's goals. On the mountain, volunteers will be a source of in- formation that tourists may approach and ask questions about where to find the horses or other things about the range, such as where not to take a low-clearance car. Dillon said the existing watch group found a horse shot dead several years ago and the extra eyes on the range can be invaluable when the proper authorities have to be noti- fied of an emergency situation. The group also discovered an injured mustang that later had to be shot two years ago. Last week, a mustang had to be dispatched by a law enforcement agent on the range because it broke its leg. This horse was found by a National Park Service employ- ee, but more volunteers looking out for injuries can help cut down on suffering time for a horse. Dillon will also talk about other volunteering oppor- tunities at the center, including working at the center to answer the phone, greet and talk to visitors and answer basic questions about the mustangs. Dillon said the center would provide volunteers with information to answer the most commonly asked questions. Refreshments will be served at Thursday's open house meeting. Call the mustang center at 548-WILD for more information if unable to attend. Continued from page 1 4N Trucking to a nearby plant and Carter was trying out the job for the first time Monday. Carter is an experienced truck driver, but this was his first time hauling doubles, Mollett said. The truck belongs to 4N Trucking, Mollett said. Earlier in the day, Cahill drove out to pick up a load and brought it back to the plant with Carter as the passen- ger. Then they switched and Carter drove out to pick up a load and dropped it off at the plant. On their third trip out, the second time with Carter driving, the accident occurred heading southbound en route back to the plant with two full trailers of bentonite, Mollett said. Carter was able to exit the vehicle himself and call 911, Mollett said. The Lovell Volunteer Fire Department and an ambulance from North Big Horn Hospital respond- ed along with Big Horn County Sheriffs Deputies and the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Cahill was pinned in the cab of the truck. Emergency workers tried to free him using their quipment along with heavy equipment that was in the area. However, be- cause of the way the dash and roof were crunched, workers could not get Cahill out before he died from internal inju- ries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Carter was transported by ambulance to NBHH, where he was treated for minor injuries and released. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, Mollett said. Carter was cited for no seat belt following the investigation. Speed was not a factor in the accident, Mollett said. The accident is still under investigation. The Mine Safety and Health Administration is also investigating the acci- dent. David [. H01Tman, PI.D. For all you do Troy J. Caldwdl, ll.D. [erb (he Ja(k (aqx r B0yd La.0n Ha /[reund HPA$, PA-C HH$, IqPA$, PA-( Jorth Big q-lorn q-lospital istrict "Northern Wyoming's largest furniture selection. 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