Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Science Project- Frog Dissection Workshop

Marcus had the opportunity to attend a Frog Dissection Workshop yesterday. He is homeschooled through an Independent Study Program. Each student had to give a presentation on a body part. He chose the gallbladder. He had to give a one to two minute presentation and provide a diagram. We had him utilize the internet and books for references. He created his diagrams, copied them to the computer and printed them. On Sunday, he laid out his pictures, heading and notes, on the posterboard. I recommend using color posterboard or matting. I gives it that extra punch. Those of you who are scrapbookers know what I'm talking about.

The instructor brought with her a male and female American Bullfrog. This was the first time I saw a live frog! Marcus was my personal guide. I have to say this is an opportunity homeschool and traditional students should have. Pictures do not do justice. I now have a true appreciate for the American Bullfrog.

P.S. I left before the dissections started.

Rona Berry-Morin
Marcus' Mom and Teacher

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Hi, its Marcus here. I'm the kid who got to dissect the frog. When the teacher pulled out he dead frogs, they looked like they had lost a fight with a grill! The first thing I notice, and I think everyone notice was the smell. Let me put it this way the frog smelled so bad, garbage that been sitting in the sun for three years would have been heaven. I thought the smell couldn't get any worse until I cut open the belly of the frog, the smell was some how under pressure or something because once I stuck the scissors in and started cutting it shot right into my face. I thought I was going to barf up my breakfast, so the teacher let me go outside for fresh air. I felt better but I didn't want to come in because I knew somehow the frog stench wasn't going to get any less smelly. I did have to go back in and complete my presentation. It's an experience I will never forget.

Marcus Berry
7th Grader

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Rona
Marcus' Mom and Teacher

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