Our most recent contest was a HUGE success!  In the SAVE THE SNOWMAN contest, we had 46 entries from 20 different schools in CPS enter.  Approximately 600 students participated in some way.  The object of course was to “Save the Snowman” from the heat of reentry into the earth’s atmosphere.  As there would be MANY survivors, the winning container would be the “lightest”.  

Our winners 

  • K-2nd  grade group – Two Mile Prairie – Ms. Fireshakers’ 1st grade class – mass 203 grams 
  • 3rd – 5th grade group – Fairview Elem. – Mr. Grannemanns’ 5th grade class – mass 91 grams
  • 6th – 8th group – Gentry Middle School – Mr. Nichols 6th hour class – mass 126 grams

Elementary School Contest data

  • Two Mile Prairie –
    • Fireshaker 1st graders- 203 grams – Survived – WINNER K-2 level
    • Jackson 2nd graders- 559 grams – Survived with minor damage
    • Pierce 3rd graders – 267 grams – Survived
    • Mueller 3rd graders – 527 grams – Survived
    • Miller 4th graders – 702 grams – Did Not Survive
    • Robison 5th graders – 692 grams –  Survived (but “sweaty”)
  • Fairview
    • Everett 5th graders – 312 grams – Did Not Survive
    • Grannemann 5th graders – 91 grams – Survived – WINNER 3-5 level
    • Wilcoxson 5th graders – 35 grams – Did Not Survive
  • Mill Creek
    • Baker 5th graders – 96 grams – Survived
    • Kinkade  4th graders – 1039 – Survived
  • Rock Bridge Elem
    • Nichols 4th graders – 285 grams – Survived
    • McGinty 5th graders – 441 grams – Survived (but a little warm)
  • Grant Elementary
    • Poage 5th graders – 187 grams – Survived
  • Paxton Keeley
    • Phillips 2nd graders – 209 grams – Survived (head was a little warm)
  • Beulah Ralph
    • Reid 5th graders – 566 grams – Survived
  • Blue Ridge
    • Jones 2nd graders – 94 grams – Did Not Survive
  • Cedar Ridge
    • Kunkel 4th graders – 152 – Survived (a little warm)

Middle School Contest Data

  • Gentry Middle School 
    • Manning
      • period 1 – 184 grams – Did Not Survive
      • period 2 – 223 grams – Did Not Survive
      • period 5 – 141 grams – Did Not Survive (melted head)
      • period 7- 302 grams – Survived with minor injuries
    • Schnake
      • period 1 – 279 grams – Survived (with hot feet)
      • period 2 – 209 grams – Did Not Survive
      • period? – 135 grams – Did Not Survive
      • period 5 – 135 grams – Did Not Survive
      • period ? (Rylie) – 144 grams – Survived
    • Nichols
      • period 2 – 239 grams – Did Not Survive (melted head)
      • period 5 – 428 grams – Did Not Survive (melted head)
      • period 6 – 126 grams – Survived – WINNER 6-8 level
      • period 7 158 grams – Did Not Survive
  • Jefferson STEAM
    • Barnes
      • period 2 – 3748 grams – Survived
      • period 2 – 612 grams – Did Not Survive
      • period 3 – 200 grams – Survived
    • Schmidt
      • period ? (Kevin Jackson Matthew) – 263 grams (with snow added) – Survived with minor damage
      • period 2 – 265 grams – Survived
      • period 4 – 222 grams – Survived with minor injuries
      • period 5 – 349 grams – Survived
  • Lange Middle School
    • Heasley (sorry but the tags got mixed up so I gave them my own descriptions)
      • Core 4? – Square with insulation – 116 grams – Did Not Survive (melted head)
      • Triangular shaped tube with copper scrub pad – 231 grams – Survived
      • Brillo Pad (large container) – 245 grams – Survived
      • Cylinder covered with foil – 267 grams – Survived
      • Small Plastic container with foil – Did Not Survive (severe head damage)
    • Griggs
      • Core 2 – Samiah Jariah – 310 grams – Survived
      • Core 3 – Audrey Allison – 160 grams – Survived
      • Core 3 – Luna Brylan – 336 grams – Survived (with melty feet)
      • Core 3 – Mackenzie – 123 grams – Did Not Survive
      • Core 4 – Max Anthony – 395 grams – Survived