The Big Drop 

Hosted by Wesleyan Mathematics and Science Scholars (WesMaSS) and the Free Radicals, the Big Drop began in the Spring of 2016 as a way to mark the last day of classes with a bang — by recreating Galileo's famous experiment where he dropped balls of various sizes from the Leaning Tower of Pisa in 1589.  Students, faculty, and staff gather outside of the Exley Science Center to observe a series of smashable items — including water balloons, bouncy balls, watermelon, apples, pineapple, discarded computer equipment, plastic, and Oobleck — plummet from the rooftop.  At approximately 100 feet tall, Exley Science Center is the tallest building on campus. During the event, the Free Radicals demonstrate a series of experiements, including pryotechnic displays. 


Check out the links below to view more photos and videos from the events: