Professor from University of Carlessness Teachers What Not to Do in 6th Grade Science
August 26, 2022
Dr. Carrie from the University of Carlessness haphazardly breezed into Walton Middle School’s sixth grade science department on Wednesday, August 24th.
Teachers Mrs. Paige Lawson and Miss Jade Larrick invited Dr. Carrie to be a guest speaker for their lab safety unit. Instead of showing students how to properly perform labs, Dr. Carrie (played by Mrs. Lawson herself) stormed into the room like a tornado, demonstrating what NOT to do during a lab. Rolling in with flip flops and loose hair, Dr. Carrie put her safety goggles on backwards, stating that her contact lenses would yield enough eye protection. Instead of covering her body and clothing with her apron, she wore it like a cape flapping freely behind her back.
While students roared in laughter at each zany misstep, Miss Larrick stood stage left, attempting to redirect each mistake the discombobulated scientist took. Miss Larrick’s and the students’ faces said it all when Dr. Carrie not only improperly measured the experiment ingredients but tasted them as well. She also chomped on a candy bar and Coca Cola much to Miss Larrick’s dismay.
In this quick and hilarious presentation, sixth grade scientists quickly learned what NOT to do when conducting a lab. The scattered antics of Dr. Carrie demonstrated the importance of following procedures safely and precisely.
This mad scientist breezed into WMS this week to teach students that we can sometimes learn as much from what goes awry as we can from what goes right. Her flopped demonstration taught students the importance of lab safety while keeping them laughing through the lesson.
The WMS science tribe is on a mission to make learning meaningful and fun this year.
Thanks, Dr. Carrie, for your visit—but please don’t come back again. Mrs. Lawson and Ms. Larrick are still cleaning up the mess you made!