With pumpkin drop, Morro Bay High students learn about gravity

kleslie@thetribunenews.comOctober 30, 2013 

Morro Bay High School learned Wednesday just what a mess dropping pumpkins from the roof of the gym makes, as they participated in a schoolwide experiment to learn about the laws of gravity.

According to teacher Donald Repucci, Morro Bay High School staff — including Principal Dan Andrus and Vice Principal Kathy Buehler — dropped three sets of pumpkins from the building, and students recorded all of the data for later discussion in classes.

They also dropped a Whiffle ball, softball, bowling ball and golf ball as part of the experiment. It was an effort to get the entire school involved in science, Repucci said, and it seemed to work. They hope to do a similar experiment again at the end of the year.

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