The Awesome Eighth Grade Egg Drop

20160926-075846.jpgFor the first few weeks of school the eighth graders McDowell Middle School did a science experiment. During the project they had a set of items they were allowed to use, and only allowed to use a certain amount of those items. The items were 50 straws, 20 popsicle sticks, 5 sheets of paper, 10 paper clips, 300 centimeters of string, 20 rubber bands, 50 centimeters of tape, 1 pair of scissors and 1 raw egg per group. So they came up with shells, wraps, parachutes, and on and on. They dropped their eggs from the top of the high school football stadiums bleachers. This is called an egg drop.

The science teacher Mrs. Ross, winners were Shelby Black, Elysia Campbell, Mikaela Fridley, Tara Trachsel, Emma Conley and Ceara Azbell. Some of these people are not here because of absences.  Two people from Mrs. McGuire, Jeremy Weitleman and Caiden Mack.

Here are some questions I asked Emma and Mrs. Ross about the project.

Q: Was this project fun or boring, what was fun or boring about it?

Mrs. Ross: She thought the project was fun because she likes to see the designs and fails “It’s really funny when there’s epic fails.”

Emma: “It was fun, because you got to work with and use mental thinking to make it work.”

Q: What made your project different than the others?

Emma: “We wrapped our egg in a whole bunch of straws.”

Q: Did you work as a group well, if not what made it hard? This question was different for Mrs. Ross, I asked her if she would have changed anything about the format of the project.

Mrs. Ross: “Nope, if it’s not broke don’t fix it.”

Emma: “We did work well together, it wouldn’t have worked if we didn’t.”

Q: If you did it again would you do anything differently?

Emma: “I would have used more tape and used it smarter to hold the structure in place.”

Q: As a bonus question I asked what condition was it in when you were done?

Emma: “The shape was pristine when we were done.”

I would like to give a huge thanks to the eighth graders that came to get their pictures and Emma for answering my questions. But the biggest thanks goes to Mrs. Ross who provided me with all the information I needed to complete this post about the Awesome Eighth Grade Egg Drop!

Mrs. Schaal’s Class Presentations


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During the fourth week of school, Mrs. Schaal’s language arts class has started working on presentations about national parks in the United States.  I interviewed Jacob and he told me a little about his presentation.  The national park that Jacob did was the Sequoia National Park.  He said that he chose this national park because of the save the trees campaign.

In his presentation, he talked about things he would want to do there, what his teacher might like to do there and some facts about the Sequoia National Park.  He told me that at the national park, he would like to visit the picnic area which is found inside the park.  He also said that since there was a lot of snow at Sequoia, he would like to have a snowball fight there.  The last question I asked him was why they were doing their presentations on national parks.  Jacob told me it was because it was the 100th anniversary of the national parks and because Mrs. Schaal loves to visit national parks.  Mrs. Schaal told me that she had been to many national parks before.  She has been to some of the national parks that the students did presentations on today.

After interviewing Jacob, I watched some of the class’s presentations.  Each slide had a picture of different places through out the park including neat landmarks and the beautiful scenery through out the park . Every presentation was very descriptive and provided lots of information about their national park that they had chosen.  They included things like trails to hike on, places to eat at the park, and places to spend the night inside the national park.  Finally, as Jacob had said earlier, they talked about different places they would like to visit in the national parks and places that Mrs. Schaal would probably like to visit in that national park.  That is all for this blog post about Mrs. Schaal’s class presentations.

About Me ABC’s



  1. I’m the Athlete in the family and the Artist
  2. Apparently I’ve got the Brains to be in advanced classes
  3. Most people call me by the nickname my friend gave me, Coleslaw
  4. I have four Dogs, two in the house and two outside
  5. This will be my first post on Edublogs
  6. I live on a Farm
  7. I hit Grand-slams in softball
  8. I have two mini-Horses named Shawnee and Juliet
  9. I get Irritated easily
  10. I’m not a fan of Jelly-beans
  11. My name is Kelsey
  12. My friends say I’m too Loud
  13. I have too Many books
  14. We’re trying to visit every National Park in the USA
  15. At the Atlantic Ocean I held an Octopus
  16. There’s many sports I Play at once
  17. Sometimes I’m Quiet or extremely loud
  18. Reading is one of my hobbies
  19. In Softball I’m the catcher
  20. Traveling is my thing
  21. I’m an Unpredictable person
  22. Going to Goblin Valley is a yearly trip, so is the Grand canyon
  23. Walked 14 miles in Ding and Dang (yes it’s a real place in Utah)
  24. I’ve had three X-rays
  25. I am 12 Years-old
  26. I’ve been to Zalinsky National Park

Things to know about me-Kaiya

Image result for volleyball  1. Unfortunately my name does not start with an A so I guess I will have to start with something different.  I am considered an athlete.  My favorite sport is probably softball but volleyball is high up there.  All sports keep me in shape and gives me the advantage to meet new friends.

  2. More words to describe me is what my friends call my which is brainy.  Now I honestly think that in Language Arts I am not the brainy one.  I have always thought that Language Arts wasn’t my thing, but I guess after being put in advance that I did something right in Language Arts.

  3. I am going to answer the most common question people get asked which is “What is your favorite animal?”  Well I’m here to answer that.  Chimpanzee is my favorite.  The animal is so curious and awesome and they are very intelligent animals.   

  4. Daring is definitely not a word to describe me.  I have very little excitement for big roller coasters or heights.  Now don’t even get me started on heights.  Looking down off a high building or any thing that is above the ground over ten feet will make me feel like I’m gonna fall off and puke.

  5. Let me tell you about my best friend, Emma Conley.  Emma never fails to put a smile on any ones face.  I have gone to her house so many times that I have my own dresser of clothes and my own toothbrush.  She is super funny and she always makes my day and everyone else’s.

  6. People call me the furious one.  Not really but it sounded cool.  I do get furious during sports.  Like seriously, if you hit me in some shape or form I will not be a happy one. Like for instance.  When playing basketball if you take the ball from me I will take right back furiously.

  7. Grateful is what I am.  I have a loving family and I have the nicest friends.  People always have that one time where they feel ungrateful for a lot of things, but just being on this earth is something to be grateful for.

  8. A lot of my friends call me hysterical.  I try to be happy all the times because when you are sad I guarantee someone else is sad too.  I guess funniest just comes naturally to me because I say one thing and all of my friends just start dying laughing and I don’t even know what was so funny.

  9. The cold bothers me but I have always wanted to live in an Igloo.  They are just the coolest things from what I have seen in pictures and in videos.  So cool how they make them and how their lifestyle is, in those Igloos.

  10. Jelly is an awful substance in my opinion.  I honestly think jelly is so gross. Just like the texture and the flavors make me want to gag.  Highly not a fan of any type or flavor of jelly or jams.

  11. Finally I can tell you my name. Obviously you probably already know my name from my username but I am going to tell you it anyways.  Kaiya is the name.  Kaiya is from the Japanese origin meaning forgiveness.  I am not a big fan of the name just because I get called all different sounds of the name.

  12. Lions are my least favorite animal.  They are so creepy creatures.  I mean they are vicious and not very nice to humans.  But they are very majestic animals.  Lions colors are very pretty from faded yellow to deep orange and red.

  13. Candy is my life. M&M’s are the greatest candy of all time in my opinion.  I love all the different colors and the nice hard chocolate in the middle.  On Halloween I always get so excited  to get M&M’s in my candy basket and yes I still do Halloween for the candy.

  14. This place from what I’ve seen on the internet is a beautiful, breath taking place.  That would be the Niagara Falls.  I’ve always wanted to go there and for some people that don’t know what it is, it’s big and beautiful waterfalls.

  15. Let’s talk about my home state.  All about corn.  Ohio.  Ohio is a great place not usually for the rich and famous but it will do for all.  Right on the edge of Lake Erie, so I guess that is a bonus for some.  Now it isn’t the state for, once again the rich and famous but it is the state I call home.

  16. Pink is like my close second favorite color.  Now my favorite color is blue but I already used letter B up there so I will just talk about my close second.  Pink is such a vibrant and happy color.  When I see pink I think of spring and Easter and all those good times.

  17. Quibble.  Yes quibble.  Now honestly I have no idea if quibble is even a word but I couldn’t think of any other “word.”  Quibble is well I think a word to describe me.  It sounds like it means like funny and the dancing type and that is what I’m surely like.

  18. If you live on Ohio and you have music class in school, you are most likely to have heard of this instrument.  The recorder.  The recorder is the my least favorite instrument.  It has the most high pitch sound I have ever heard and it hurts my ears so bad. No offense to anyone who plays the recorder.

  19. All time favorite sport is Softball.  I play 2nd base, first base and or pitcher.  Softball just makes me happy and I just love the sport.

  20. Here’s one word that definitely describes me and that is talkative.  I could talk for hours and hours about just one subject.  Now I don’t use my talkative side during school because during class talking is not the way to go.

  21. Unicorns are not my thing but I sure do like a good fairytale.  If I ever like, in a million years see a unicorn it better be puking rainbows.  Well I know that is kind of disgusting but you have to admit it.  That would be pretty cool to see that.

  22. You know what I think the greatest invention is. Vending Machines. I mean who doesn’t like a good snack on wheels.  Yes, I know sometimes they are expensive for one snack but they still are the best invention in my books.

  23. Patience is definitely not my thing.  I’m not a waiter of any subject.  Waiting in line for more than fifteen minutes makes me want to pull my hair out.  Or when I went to the hospital with a broken finger and I waited in pain for 2 hours.  Waiting is just not my specialty.

  24. X-Ray’s scare the death out of me.  I honestly think it’s like aliens eyes scanning you limbs and for whatever reason you are there for an x-ray it is usually not a good thing.

  25. YouTube solves a lot of my problems.  Mostly boredom.  I could watch you tube for days because there is a whole lot of everything on YouTube and that is what I love about it.

  26.  I seriously have no clue what to write for Z.  Honestly all I came up with was Zig-Zag.  Zig-Zag is a cool design and when I think of Zig-Zag I think of mazes and I love mazes.

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All About Me! -Ella

gymnastics 1. My name is Ella. I am 12 years old.

2. My favorite color is teal.  I designed my room with teal colors.

3. My favorite animal is a dog. I also have a dog whose name is Beckett.  He is a black and white Shih-Tzu.

4. My favorite movie is The Hunger Games Catching Fire.

5. My favorite book is You Have Seven Messages.  I had enjoyed the book a lot because it was a very interesting plot.

6. My favorite food is tacos. (I have loved them for awhile!)

7. My favorite dessert is a cream-filled doughnut.

8. My favorite subject is Language Arts.  I enjoy reading and blogging in class.

9. My favorite singer is Taylor Swift.  I was able to see her in concert.  My favorite Taylor Swift song is “Blank Space”.

10. I enjoy riding many thrilling roller coasters.  My favorite coaster is the Firehawk at King’s Island.  I also really like to ride the Banshee and Invertigo.

11. I want to be an interior designer when I grow up because I enjoy designing different things.

12. I enjoy baking and cooking.  One of my favorite things to bake is vanilla cupcakes.  I also love to bake cookies, including macaroons.

13. I am an older sister to my brother, Kelton.

14. I also enjoy writing.  Last summer, I competed in a writing competition.

15. I enjoy music and art.

16. I enjoy hanging out with my friends.

17. I like to travel to different locations.  

18. I enjoy playing the piano.  I have taken lessons for 7 years.

19. My mom is a teacher and my dad is a lawyer.

20. I enjoy taking dance lessons.  I have been involved with the YMCA dance program for 8 years.

21. I enjoy playing tennis.  I have attended tennis camp the last three summers.

22. I am going to be a basketball cheerleader this winter.

23. I sang ‘Bright” by Echosmith at my 6th grade talent show.

24. My favorite college football team is the Ohio State Buckeyes.

25. My favorite current song is “Cheap Thrills.”

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All About Me!

md-ah6-mh6-little-bird  1. My name is Michael I am 12 years old and I live in Ohio.

2. Even though I live in Ohio it’s not where I am originally from.

3. I used to live in Utah but then I moved to Ohio about three years ago.

4. I have two sisters and one brother.

5. My favorite sports are baseball and soccer.

6. When I grow up I want to be a helicopter pilot and plan on starting helicopter when I’m 16.

7. Some of my hobbies are competition shooting and riding dirt bikes.

8. I have two dogs named Max and Jax, nine cats that I can’t all name, one leopard gecko named Camo, and a rat named Jesse

9. My favorite movie is Red Tails

10. My favorite book series is Hatchet

11. My dream car is a Nissan GTR which has been my dream car since I was 8 years old.

12. My favorite subject in school is math.

13. My favorite color is green because it’s bright and pops out.

14. Since I was about three I have lived in over nine houses, three states and moved across the nation.

15. One of my favorite things to do over spring break is go mudding on atvs up the mountains in Utah with my cousins, we have competitions to see who can get the muddiest.

16. Over the summer I fly or drive to Utah and do a bunch of fun things with my family.

17. One of my favorite games to play is called fugitive, it’s like a game where you get from point A to point B only you use a town to to set up points (for example you would go from a park on one side of town to a flagpole on the other side of town) and the seekers are in trucks and they drive around and hunt you down, you basically do whatever you can to not be caught like jump in ditches and hide under cars.

                                                  And that’s all about me!

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20 Things About Adriana


  1. I like to play softball,  tennis, and dance.
  2. In dance I take Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Contemporary.
  3. I have no siblings, but I have three cousins.
  4. I don’t have any pets, but I had a cat before named Belle and a dog named Puggslee.
  5. I am 12 years old.
  6. My best friends are Karly, Avree, Hailey, Arowynn, and Erin.
  7. My favorite color is purple.
  8. My favorite number is 8 – I always have the number 8 on things like my sports jerseys.
  9. My favorite movie is The Boy.
  10. My favorite T.V. show is How I Met Your Mother.
  11. My favorite book is The Girl Who Was Supposed To Die – I like this book because it has suspense and that is my favorite kind of genre.
  12. My favorite singer is Taylor Swift.
  13. My favorite author is April Henry – This is the author of my favorite book which is one of the main reasons she is my favorite author.
  14. My favorite food is macaroni and cheese.
  15. My favorite app is
  16. My favorite animals are bunnies because they are cute and soft.
  17. My favorite subject is language arts because I love to write!
  18. Some of my nicknames are On, Ana, and Age.
  19. Some things I do in my free time are writing, creating things, and talking to friends.
  20. My favorite football team is the Ohio State Buckeyes!

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All About Paden.

acoustic-guitar-1_0Hi my name is Paden. Here is a list of 20 things about me for those of you who don’t know who I am.

1. I like to play acoustic guitar

2.I also love snakes and am getting a ball python

3.I play saxophone in the Mcdowell middle school band

4.I love to draw, but I do not like to paint

5.I absolutely like to longboard. For those of you who don’t know what a longboard is. It is basicly a skateboard that is longer,but is also like a built in car shock which basically means that is will bend a lot but won’t break and it has these really nice rubber alloy wheels that will roll over rocks and stones.

6.I do not like spiders. And yes I am a boy

7.I am very sarcastic and often get in trouble for it by my parents.

8.I love animals( except spiders). Like to the point that while I am mowing I will stop for frogs, snakes, and even mice and sometimes large moths and grasshoppers.

9.I love to take things apart and put them back together again.

10.I hate to play sports but I love to watch football.

11.I love to mess around with electricity,circuit boards, and electric motors.

12.I am a huge SeaHawks fan!

13.I love that Harry Potter series(movie wise)

14.My mom and dad say that I am crazy.

15.I was born in Washington state then  moved to New Jersey then to Pennsylvania and finally to Ohio.

16.I like school.

17.My favorite subject is probably language arts.

18.Speaking of language arts. I am actually in advanced language arts.

19.I like to read Sci-Fi books and watch some Sci-Fi movies. ( like Pacific Rim, one of the best movies in the world)

20. My favorite color is royal blue because its texture I guess you could say that it makes it glow. I am sorry that 18, 19, and 20 are all stuck together but when I pressed update it just puts them together!







Facts About Alicen

  1. edublogsMy name is Alicen
  2. My friends call me Ali Kat because my middle name starts with a “K”, thats why “cat” is spelled with a “K”
  3. I am twelve years old
  4. My birthday is in April
  5. I live in Ohio, so that makes me an Ohio State fan!
  6. My favorite foods are Italian and any kind of pasta
  7. My favorite thing to do is paint and draw
  8. My favorite colors are blue and purple
  9. My favorite subject in school is art
  10. I want to eventually attend art school
  11. I enjoy roller skating with my friends, as well as swimming in the summer
  12. My favorite radio stations are 97.9 and the country station, 92.3
  13. My worst fears are dying, being kidnapped, and spiders
  14. My favorite amusement/water park is Kings Island
  15. My favorite animal is a horse
  16. I ride horses at the fair
  17. I show English and Western with my horse
  18. The highest placing I’ve ever received was second place
  19. I enjoy doing hair and makeup, including costume makeup
  20. Halloween is my favorite holiday because I get to dress up in a homemade (scary) costume
  21. I’ve always wanted to go to Italy to see the Eiffel Tower
  22. I enjoy acting because I get to express myself
  23. I like to sing but mostly when I’m alone!
  24. I am very outdoorsy and adventurous
  25. I am very athletic
  26. I play volleyball and softball
  27. I used to cheer and play soccer
  28. I am a setter in volleyball
  29. I catch behind the plate in softball
  30. I also play travel softball and volleyball
  31. If you ever see me, I’m probably messing around with my friends, like always!

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A Few Things About Gabby

  1. about-me-leon-severan-we-buy-houses1.My real name is Gabrielle, my mom is the one who chose my name.
  2. I think I am creative and smart, my family also calls me intelligent
  3. My favorite subject is science, I love to do experiments and labs about anything
  4. My favorite animal is a manatee, I love going to the zoo and seeing them in the aquarium, which I also love to look at with my family
  5. I live in Ohio, but I would love to live near the beach or somewhere near Florida or California
  6. I am scared of dying and spiders, but I am also a bit afraid of heights, which I get from both of my parents.
  7. My favorite food is macaroni and cheese, but I like it even more when my grandma makes it from scratch!
  8. I have been to Disney World twice, once when I was in second grade and again when I was in sixth grade.
  9. I like to read fictional books, mostly about adventures and/or teens and their lives.
  10. My hobbies include painting and drawing, which I love to do on my art desk at home.
  11. I like the colors pink and teal, I think that they are both bright and cheerful, and I think they are pretty.
  12. My friends call me Gabbles, I don’t know how I got that name, but one day that’s just the name I was given
  13. I have won six awards for my artwork! Four in the Pumpkin Show and two through school.
  14. I have a dog named Dibbs, he is a Labrador Retriever mix, but he has a lot of traits like a beagle or bloodhound.
  15. I love to go to the beach, it is so beautiful and tranquil there!
  16. My favorite dog breed is a Samoyed, I think they’re so pretty and fluffy, they are also very nice and happy all the time.
  17. I am twelve years old, but soon to be 13!
  18. I was born in May of 2004
  19. I like to type more than writing, especially when writing essays.
  20. I love my family and friends, they mean the world to me and I could not live without them.                                     

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