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Physics in Action: The Egg Drop Experiment

Is that a bird? Is that a plane? No, it’s our Physics Egg Drop Experiment!  Every year, after we complete the unit on Forces, Impulse and Momentum, the students in my Physics class have an opportunity to test out their engineering and creativity skills in a project where they are tasked with protecting two eggs from breaking when dropped from the 4th floor of our townhouse building into the garden.

Can You Roll Your Tongue Like This?

Can you roll your tongue like this?  (Click on the picture to see the full image.)

If you can, chances are one or more of your family members can too. This trait along with other characteristics like blue eyes, curly hair and lactose intolerance, is inherited or built into your genes and passed on from one generation to the next.

While some inherited genes code for severe and sometimes lethal genetic disorders, others can give insight into the workings of the human body in ways that would amaze you.

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