Locust Valley High School and Middle School students conducted the largest experiment in the school’s history. A pumpkin drop with the help of the LV Fire Department was a creative way for Middle School science, High School physics, and the Engineering Club to use their skills in determining speed, projectiles, and Fermi estimation skills.

The LVFD brought their bucket truck and with the help of Assistant Principal Tom Hogan, dropped pumpkins, water balloons, and a bucket of water onto a tarp from a height of over 50 feet. Additionally, the Engineering Club used the Trebuchet that they made to fling a pumpkin a great distance. Students stood on the sidelines taking notes and making calculations. When the experiment ended, classroom teachers discussed the experiment with students and reviewed their findings.