Eggheads and Problem Solving

Rebecca Weller
Hunt Meadows Elementary School

Rebecca's lesson plan (PDF)
Rebecca's presentation (PDF)


Rebecca teaches egghead exercise  Rebecca worked with Hunt Meadows Elementary students and taught them the Egghead exercise. She used small dixie cups instead of eggshells for the soil and grass seed.
“One of the healthiest ways to gamble is with a spade and a package of garden seeds." - Dan Bennett
 The students had a lot of fun with this exercise. They really enjoyed drawing the faces on their cups. Many kids holding up dixie cups
 2 girls with egg head dixie cupsTwo of the students proudly show off their "Eggheads."

“There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before."
- Robert Lynd
Rebecca had originally planned to plant 6 flats of pansies and violas, several potted pansies, and three ornamental cabbages in the 6 existing beds in the courtyard of Hunt Meadows Elementary School Girl with plant flat of pansies