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My dd was spreading STD's in science class.
by Msgme
February 17, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Science class is so different now a days then when I was a kid.  She's a freshman in High school and they are starting on reproduction and sex.  Friday they had a lab where there was cups filled with water. One cup per kid in the class.  Each cup was numbered.  In one of the cups was a liquid that for the life of me i cant remember what she said was the chemical. . It looked like water but when mixed with another chemical it turned pink. .  That was the cup with the STD. The kids didn't know which cup was "infected" until after the experiment.   The kids then each had to pick a playing card and that determined how many partners they had.   Then they would go around mixing the water into each other's cups. Which represented exchanging bodily fluids.  At the end of the experiment they had to see how many kids in the class had gotten infected.  My dd was the one who had the original "std" and she "infected 12 people. then they infected more. by the end of the experiment 19 kids were "infected" out of the 23 in total.

When i was a kid we didnt even learn about std's.  We did have to carry an egg around for a week in junior year.  but nothing on std's at all.  How times have changed.


  • colins_mom
    February 17, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    That i think is a good idea
  • bayliesmommy
    February 17, 2013 at 9:55 AM
    I think its a pretty good idea!!!
  • SpnFulOfSugar
    February 17, 2013 at 9:56 AM
    That sounds like a great experiment.
  • BoxxyBabee
    February 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM
    We did that in 7th grade
  • Schauseil
    February 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM
    ooo, thats a great idea.
  • mom2ljh
    by mom2ljh
    February 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM
    I really like that experiment. It really helps illustrate the concept.
  • KelliansMom
    February 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM
    That's an awesome visual for students. We carried the egg too but not in science class it was I sociology glass.
  • MyraEllen
    February 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM
    We learned about STD's, but it was more scare tactics. So, lots of white lies. "If you have sex you WILL either get pregnant or AIDS because condoms are useless so just don't have sex." Didn't work. At one point, we had the most pregnant teens enrolled in our school of all the public high schools in the country. They still wouldn't budge on the abstinence-based sex ed.
  • KayLundy3
    February 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM
    Wow lol
  • JulyBabies
    February 17, 2013 at 10:23 AM

    Yes, times have changed. Glad to see some schools are keeping up with them

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