The Chemistry students did a lot today. We learned why asparagus makes your pee stink. We learned about the structure of alkanes, the simplest of hydrocarbons and we learned how to name them too. The students started an activity using molecular models to make different structural isomers of different hydrocarbon molecular formulas.
The AP Biology students continued their discussion of human reproduction by learning about the complex interplay of hormones and physical "distress" associated with childbirth. We also talked about why my idea of having therapy dogs in OB/GYN offices where women who are overdue to deliver their babies can have a petting session with the dogs which will raise their oxytocin levels which could trigger labor. What a great idea!