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Ravell Call, Deseret News
Mary Minardi, custodian at Westvale Elementary School, unloads cases with eggs in them on the roof of the school. The cases, made by second-grade students to see if they could protect the eggs, were then dropped from the roof of the school, in West Jordan, Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

WEST JORDAN — Students at Westvale Elementary on Tuesday tried to see if their projects were everything they're cracked up to be.

Second-grade students performed the first egg drop from the roof of their school. The students have been learning about the effects of gravity and were challenged by their teachers to come up with a creative way to test their skills.

Teachers dropped eggs from the top of the school, and the eggs were in protective cases made by students. The students wanted to see if the cases they made will protect the eggs from cracking when they hit the ground.