Modern Living: An Eggalitarian Education

At first glance the recent strange activity on the playing field of the St. Mary Magdalene school in Richmond, England, seemed to be a peculiarly British version of student militancy. Taking careful aim, 23 schoolchildren hurled a volley of eggs at their science master, Garth Willson, who was standing 40 feet away on the grass. Actually, it was simply a variation of a teaching technique that English secondary schools are scrambling to adopt: egg throwing.

The purpose of the academic fad, Willson explained, is to determine under what conditions a thrown egg will break....

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