I subbed today for a science teacher. I have written about her classroom several times in the recent past.
My first class of the morning was anatomy. It was pretty easy. I showed the kids a PowerPoint slide show, featuring labeled diagrams of various muscle groups. Some of the names of the muscles have "weird names" or are difficult to pronounce, which led to a couple interesting comments...
Student 1: "Sternocleidomastoid? Sounds like a children's cereal."
Student 2: "Zygomaticus... that would make a great name for a kid."
Mr. C: "I think that would be cruel."
Student 3: "His nickname could be Ziggy!"
The students in today's Biology class wanted to have a "party" today at 12:12. I told them there was no way, because they were supposed to take a test. When the minute came, however, I let them stop and give a collective yell of "WOOO!!!"
After, I made them go straight back to the test.