Monday, July 26, 2010
"Michael Warring, president of American Educational Products in Fort Collins, Colo., had his shipment all ready: A school's worth of small bags, each one filled with an igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock. Then the school canceled its order. Says Warring, "They apparently decided rocks could be harmful to children."... The children will study a poster of rocks instead."
Back in MY day they made us climb up the side of a steep river bank over a dangerous river to dig for agates and amber with sharp hammers. Then we put them in rock tumblrs that worked at high decibels to smooth out or little treasures.
Remind me to tell you of the times when actually used our own BLOOD in junior high science class to test blood types. The worst thing that ever happened in that a few kids realized that they were adopted.
Posted by Kal at 4:14 PM