School students in grades 6 through 9 put their science skills to the test on Saturday in Orono.
After spending the school year studying things like earthquakes, space science, and gravity, students used their knowledge for a competition.
The competition revolved around a team’s egg and an imaginary planet named “Seismos.”
“The 6th graders have to get an egg to land on Seismos, the 8th graders have to get it to move from one side of Seismos to the other safely, and then the 9th graders have to actually build a house for it that can withstand an earthquake on a really active shake table that we have built.”
The competition was part of the first Student Summit project.