August 22, 2017

Dissection, Selection, & Reproduction–Week 34, by Ponci Corbett

Every week one student in our class gets to sit out the super quiz and write the weekly update.  This week’s update was done by 7th grader Ponci Corbett.  Thanks, Ponci!

This week in Mr. Houck’s class we studied the female reproductive system, learned the natural selection of evolution, and how to dissect frogs. The natural selection of evolution is how animals evolved from the changes in the world. We watched some videos all about the evolution and how different habitats and climates could affect the different adaptations of an animal.

Now the female reproductive system is the last body system leading up to the body system finals next week. We studied how the female reproductive system works, and its features, by having a note sheet to take on Monday. Then on Tuesday we had a lecture, followed by Jeopardy on Thursday.

Finally the dissections—many classes were doing dissection last week, including frogs, worms, and plants. We dissected frogs on Wednesday morning and afternoon. We cut them open, looked inside to see if it was a male or female, and broke jaws and leg bones and oh my, that was disgusting.  Stomach juices came out, we ripped internal organs out, cut open the large intestine.  It was totes gross.

Lucas Houck About Lucas Houck

Mr. Houck teaches in the middle school. He thinks it's the greatest place to be. Born and raised in Oregon, he enjoys camping, fishing, soccer and good food. He loves his wife, his baby boy, his work, and his friends!