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Digging Deep
Here are some pictures of our Deep Impact copper penny collection. We were weighing the pennies today to see how many we need to equal the weight of the copper mass on the impactor. It is exciting to see how the students get an idea of the size of the impactor from this experience.

When we finally get enough pennies to 'make weight,' we will count up how much money the pennies make. We will then make a 'deep impact' by sending this much money to our sister school in Ukraine to help them with their educational needs.

When the 7th graders throw their pennies in the bucket they say 'I am making a deep impact!' They, of course, love the double meaning.

They are learning science, technology, math and giving. How cool!
--Dee Mclellan

Image Credit: Dee McClellan, Andover, MN

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