It is my goal as an educator that in my ninth grade Physical Science classroom we never sit still. I am blessed to teach a group of young women that are pumped to explore the world of STEM and learn how they can apply their knowledge into designs of their own creation. This picture is the culmination of a two week, hands on process of both physics application and trial by error, in which the girls teamed up to create ‘nests’ to carry their precious cargo (read: eggs) from heights of both 16 and 35 feet safely to the ground utilizing only general household supplies (no glue!). Using both technology to take video and good ol’ fashioned algebra, the students evaluated each design’s success in which they calculated the terminal velocity, force of impact, and survival probability of their eggs through this multiphase analysis based lab. While the original trial designs didn’t fair so well, by the end of the process each group had elegant structures that glided carefully to the ground! Not an egg was lost. I can’t wait for these young ladies to design the engineering marvels of the future, and to take their ninth grade physical science class through high school and beyond!