What is the best response when a kid asks you a question and you either go blank, don't remember or worst of all just don't know the answer? Also, if you teach biology, do you HAVE TO disect something? Or does it depend on the grade you are teaching? I am thinking about 6-8th grades. I think I would rather teach earth sciences anyway. I am an avid severe weather nut (we have our share of hurricanes and other severe weather here!). I love reading about natural weather events, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc. Any input is greatly appreciated. I have lots of time to ask questions because I have a while to go even though I already have my Associates of Applied Science. They don't teach too much hazardous materials technology in middle school!