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Classroom Bloopers - 3rd and 4th Grade Classes

Here are some amusing answers given to classroom science or health questions by 3rd and 4th graders. If you want to know the "real scoop," check out the "FACTS" listed below each by clicking on the "Fact" box.


Boy holding breathWhen you breathe, you inspire. When you do not breathe, you expire.

Drop of water falling


H2O is hot water, and CO2 is cold water .


A test tube sweating over a fireTo collect fumes of sulphur, hold a deacon over a flame in a test tube.


Dog sniffing the airWhen you smell an odorless gas, it is probably carbon monoxide.




Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and water.


human bodyThree kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes and caterpillars.



Blood flows down one leg and up the other leg.

The Human Anatomy -- Online 
Our circulatory system 


Respiration is composed of two acts, first inspiration, and then expectoration.


Dark Moon

The moon is a planet just like the earth, only it is even deader.


The NASA Moon Homepage 


Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire.


A super-saturated solution is one that holds more than it can hold.


MushroomsMushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas.

Fun Facts About Fungi (including mushrooms) 


The body consists of three parts...the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowels, of which there are five...a, e, i, o, and u.


The Human Anatomy -- Online 


Parts of a Flower The pistol of a flower is
its only protection against insects.



The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana.


The skeleton is what is left after the insides have been taken out and the outsides have been taken off. The purpose of the skeleton is something to hitch meat to.

Visit the Human Anatomy Online -- the Skeleton 

Parts of the Skeletal System

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