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My dd was spreading STD's in science class.

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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.

by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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WendyJR
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:29 AM


Quoting BoxxyBabee:

We did that in 7th grade

us too. Not the same experiment but we talked about STDS. And the 7th grade was a long time ago for me.


Mrs.Brugger
by Tiara on Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:31 AM

interesting! Good lesson. 

BoxxyBabee
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:34 AM


We did it 13yr ago lol

Quoting WendyJR:


Quoting BoxxyBabee:

We did that in 7th grade

us too. Not the same experiment but we talked about STDS. And the 7th grade was a long time ago for me.



Pooobaihr
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:37 AM
Its freshman year of high school. Gotta know these things.
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Tooth_Inspector
by Bronze Member on Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:38 AM
We did this twice in my health class. I was the only one not to be infected the second time lol
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moneysaver6
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:41 AM
That's not abstinence-based sex ed. That's lying. There's a difference, a HUGE difference.

Quoting MyraEllen:

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.
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moneysaver6
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:44 AM
I think this is a necessary illustration for those who are teaching children and teens that they are nothing more than animals with no self-control or discipline and only a base sexual desire who are nothing until & unless they act on that desire.
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MyraEllen
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Oh I knew that then, and I know it now. But that's what it was called officially, and that's the program the school was given federal dollars to use. We weren't the only school who lied and used scare tactics that way. I did a research paper on it in college.


Quoting moneysaver6:

That's not abstinence-based sex ed. That's lying. There's a difference, a HUGE difference.



Quoting MyraEllen:

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.

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EsmeVincent
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:49 AM

oh my...we didn't do that in school either but I guess this way they can see how easy it is to have one spread just by 1 original person having one

sbell719
by on Feb. 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM
We did that in that in high school. I think it is a great idea.
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