Teachers have good ideas with bad results

Hailey Cingel, Staff Writer

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  Teachers at Lakeview often have ideas to make class lessons more interesting for students. These ideas, however, do not always turn out as planned.

  Biology teacher Kelly Boone had a new lab experiment for her students during her first year of teaching. Boone later found that the materials she used were expired, so her students did not get the results the lab was intended to have.

  “I did a cellular respiration lab where I was testing if you put more sugar in with yeast, it would produce more more CO2. The idea was as you put more sugar into a balloon with yeast and water, they would do more cellular respiration and the balloons would get bigger,” Boone stated.

  The yeast that was used was used was expired, and Boone found that the next day, the balloons were still the same as they were the day before.

  “It took me forever to set up this lab because I was a first year teacher, and I thought, ‘Oh, I’m going to do this and it’s going to be so cool’… We came back the next morning and literally nothing had happened,” exclaimed Boone.

  Teacher Kate Sezniak also had a lesson plan fail.

  “I wanted to make a viewer, one of those Kodak viewers that are red and have a little spinning wheel, for my photography class. I found a way online for students to make it with a pop bottle, water, and some glue,” exclaimed Sezniak.

  Sezniak used a YouTube video as the instructions to create the viewer.  Students spent over a month in class working on the project, but no student was able to gain the finished product.

  “I will never make them again. I think I got a bit too ambitious, so never believe YouTube when it tells you that something is doable,” stated Sezniak.

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