The world would be a better place if people smiled more
Maybe just some kinds words being told a little more often
The world would be better if people acted kind to one another
If people acted like they knew right from wrong
The world would be a better place if more people cared
Just a little effort can change the world forever
The world would be a better place if we set our phones down
Any game controller, IPad, or anything we stare at for hours
The world would be a better place if we were grateful
A little thank you can lighten someone’s day
The world would be a better place if people tried to help
All it takes is to try to make a difference
The world would be a better place if bullying vanished
Everyone has been there, but no one tries to stop it
The world would be a better place if people read this poem
One person would be inspired to make a change
The sun appearing late; disappearing early
Orange leaves sprinkled across the ground
Crunching under your feet
Cool breezes sweeping through your hair
Families come to together
Feasts are prepared
Comforting warm fires
That’s just a little taste of autumn
A season loved everywhere
On January 6, 2015 Mrs. Santos’ science class dissected flowers while on January 7 – 8, 2015 Mrs. Roger’s science class dissected frogs. What would you rather do? (Do you want to learn about all the different parts of a flower or cut open a frog?)
During the flower dissection they cut open a flower, and learned about all the different parts. Even though frog dissection sounds more interesting, most students were glad they did flower dissection. “The highlight of dissecting a flower rather than a frog is that the inside of a flower is interesting, while dissecting a frog is gross because of all the guts,” states Lily Dunlap (7) who is in Mrs. Santos’ 1st period class.
On the other hand some students were jealous of the people who dissected frogs. “I would have liked to dissect frogs because dissecting flowers doesn’t sound as fun as dissecting frogs,” mentions Cassidy Freasier (7) who is in Mrs. Santos’ 5th period class.
The steps to dissecting a frog are simple. First you have to cut along the jawline so you can get inside the mouth to cut the tip of the tongue and maxillary teeth out. Then after cutting both of them out you must cut out the tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane is similar to our ear. Afterwards you have to cut open the frog.
You must make a capital I shaped cut from the throat across the abdomen and end at the “waist”. Afterwards you must cut out the organs that the organ sheet you got from your teacher. After cutting out the correct organs and taping them on your sheet you turn your sheet in and dispose of your frog where your teacher tells you to. The number one thing you must remember is that while dissecting frogs you must wear gloves, goggles, and don’t open your mouth when you make the cuts.
This is a frog that hasn’t been cut open yet.
This is a frog that has been cut open with some organs removed already.
This is what the frogs look like when they are first brought out.