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Hock
08-15-2007, 04:20 PM
Does this actually happen

I've seen it used as a plot device in many TV shows, but I've never known anyone who has actually done a project like this. Does it exist only in the minds of TV writers. Or is it just something tat hasn't caught on in Canada yet? Or did I go to the one weird school that didn't do this?

Ben
08-15-2007, 04:22 PM
If teaching kids about contraception encourages them to fuck, wouldn't a baby-raising project encourage them to have lots and lots of babies?

Fake Pat
08-15-2007, 04:23 PM
We did that kinda project in 8th grade at my middle school.

One the most annoying assignments ever.

Ray G.
08-15-2007, 04:24 PM
I never did this. It might be one of those things that was a brief fad a while back, but writers decided it made for such good stories that they never let it die. :)

Shane W
08-15-2007, 04:24 PM
Yep, we used a 5lb bag of flour. If the flour bag was still holding flour at the end of the week, we passed. We were required to carry it to every class and any school activity that week.

Dark Sasha
08-15-2007, 04:25 PM
It does. As a former high school student, I know.

TRILL, THE CARBON BASED LIFEFORM
08-15-2007, 04:25 PM
I've never heard of it happening in real life.

Skatonic10
08-15-2007, 04:25 PM
Does this actually happen

I've seen it used as a plot device in many TV shows, but I've never known anyone who has actually done a project like this. Does it exist only in the minds of TV writers. Or is it just something tat hasn't caught on in Canada yet? Or did I go to the one weird school that didn't do this?

We had eggs, but yes. It happens

Jef UK
08-15-2007, 04:25 PM
I had classmates who did, but I never had a teacher assign that project.

AAlgar
08-15-2007, 04:26 PM
Yep, we had the eggs.

Fake Pat
08-15-2007, 04:27 PM
Yep, we used a 5lb bag of flour. If the flour bag was still holding flour at the end of the week, we passed. We were required to carry it to every class and any school activity that week.

We had the actual baby-borgs or whatever.

The urge to smash them against the wall is overwhelming.

GrandeMaestro F√ľnke
08-15-2007, 04:27 PM
I've never done it, but there's a class in my school called "Family and Children" that does. They give you a baby doll that cries and needs to be feed,etc.

bartleby
08-15-2007, 04:27 PM
People in my high school just had real babies.

AAlgar
08-15-2007, 04:28 PM
People in my high school just had real babies.

:rofl:

I'm so glad I didn't put you on ignore after your seething hatred for Star Trek became apparent.

Whip
08-15-2007, 04:32 PM
They used that assignment at my roommate's command when I was in the Navy. A lot of girls were getting pregnant so they made all of the E-4 and below take this assignment where they had a fake baby that was programmed to cry and be hungry, and abuse and neglect can be detected on it (so when she stuffed it in the closet for a weekend, they made her take the assignment for a week longer).

Mind you, these are military personnel aged 20 and up. Only 2 or 3 were between the ages of 18 and 20.

Jerome Gibbons
08-15-2007, 04:40 PM
Yeah, I had that assignment in high school.







Wait, no. I did not.

Jerome Gibbons
08-15-2007, 04:41 PM
They used that assignment at my roommate's command when I was in the Navy. A lot of girls were getting pregnant so they made all of the E-4 and below take this assignment where they had a fake baby that was programmed to cry and be hungry, and abuse and neglect can be detected on it (so when she stuffed it in the closet for a weekend, they made her take the assignment for a week longer).

Mind you, these are military personnel aged 20 and up. Only 2 or 3 were between the ages of 18 and 20.

You...you were in the navy?

Ben
08-15-2007, 04:41 PM
For those of you that used an egg, what did you do with it after the project was over?

Mr. E!
08-15-2007, 04:42 PM
Yes it is real. The family and child development classes have the nasty robots. They also do eggs and sacks of flour.

Hock
08-15-2007, 04:43 PM
People in my high school just had real babies.

:rofl:

That's what happened at mine too. We actually had the largest number of student parents in the area.


I've never done it, but there's a class in my school called "Family and Children" that does. They give you a baby doll that cries and needs to be feed,etc.

We had a class like that too. Except it was for the students who already had kids to learn how to raise them.

Mister Mets
08-15-2007, 04:44 PM
My younger brothers have had to do it, although I never had to worry about it.

Whip
08-15-2007, 04:44 PM
You...you were in the navy?


Yeah. 2000 - 2004. Made E-5 just as I left. I spent three years living in Japan 'cause of it. Lots of fun!

AAlgar
08-15-2007, 04:46 PM
For those of you that used an egg, what did you do with it after the project was over?

It was 8th grade. I'm sure Beavis and I did something suitably destructive with it.

Jerome Gibbons
08-15-2007, 04:46 PM
Yeah. 2000 - 2004. Made E-5 just as I left. I spent three years living in Japan 'cause of it. Lots of fun!

Wow, that is way awesome.

Hock
08-15-2007, 04:47 PM
So fuss up, who killed their kid?

bartleby
08-15-2007, 04:49 PM
So fuss up, who killed their kid?

You mean one of the dolls or like a real baby?

Hock
08-15-2007, 04:52 PM
You mean one of the dolls or like a real baby?

Either or.

Sy-Klone
08-15-2007, 04:53 PM
I never had to do that, but my high school had about a half dozen "lifelike" baby robot things that would cry at random times and had a key that you'd have to plug in and turn in order to "feed" the baby or whatever.

It was all very disturbing to me.

Patrick King
08-15-2007, 09:16 PM
People did that at my high school. Seems like the people who did it were the ones most likely to have kids at that age, interestingly enough. All I remember is when the baby started crying, the student had a key to put into the baby's back to turn it off.

Magnum V.I.
08-15-2007, 09:20 PM
I wish I had to do it. because I would fail. Because I wouldn't care.

Kingsumo
08-15-2007, 09:28 PM
Yup. Had to do that in like the 8th or 9th grade. Had a little sack filled with rice that had to be carried around and looked after.

I remember several of the more jockish students failing the class due to *ahem* baby bowling down the hallway.

TonyFleecs
08-15-2007, 09:29 PM
They had it at my high school or Jr High in Home-ec... I didn't take it.

They used a bag of flour.

Magnum V.I.
08-15-2007, 09:33 PM
They had it at my high school or Jr High in Home-ec... I didn't take it.

They used a bag of flour.

If I failed that course my teachers car would get floured heavily.

Kingsumo
08-15-2007, 09:38 PM
If I failed that course my teachers car would get floured heavily.

God I shouldn't encourage this, but...

I can so picture a teachers car, covered in flour with "Change this bitch!" scribbled on the window.

Simps
08-15-2007, 09:38 PM
I did this, it would have been about 7 years ago, for Health class. Awful.

Kingsumo
08-15-2007, 09:41 PM
I seem to remember most everyone giving it kind of a half assed attempt. And like so many have mentioned, by the time high school rolled around they had the real thing to contend with.

Magnum V.I.
08-15-2007, 09:41 PM
God I shouldn't encourage this, but...

I can so picture a teachers car, covered in flour with "Change this bitch!" scribbled on the window.

And I'd do it right before it rained. Bitch won't give ME an F! :mad:

TheHanna
08-15-2007, 09:47 PM
I never had this project, but I sabotaged about 3 of them.

Nothing funnier then someone screaming "Why are there pencils sticking out of my baby?!" in the middle of AP English.

SteveZegers
08-16-2007, 05:35 AM
We did it with eggs, but were all single parents.