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(Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune) Churchill Junior High School students wear accelerometers on their wrists as they measure the force they experience on the Colossus Fire Dragon roller coaster during Utah State University Physics Day at Lagoon Farmington, Utah Friday, May 16, 2014.
Students test Sky Ride egg drop at USU Physics Day
First Published May 16 2014 04:30 pm • Last Updated May 16 2014 08:29 pm

Utah students dropped raw eggs from Lagoon’s Sky Ride Friday, but it wasn’t a high-flying prank.

The drop was part of the 25th annual Utah State University Physics Day at Lagoon, and the eggs were dropped inside containers the students created to protect them from impact.

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The event for high school and middle school students is the largest outreach activity for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in the Intermountain West, according to USU.

More than 6,000 teens and teachers from Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Nevada used the amusement park to explore physics concepts as gravity, projectile motion, centrifugal force and energy — including wearing accelerometers to measure force as they were upside down on the Colossus Fire Dragon roller coaster.

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