Parents at a kindergarten in Kansas City, Missouri were disappointed to learn that their children were not getting a free science project for their first day of school.
“It was a really disappointing thing to see,” parent Sarah Wasko said.
Waskon told Fox News that her four-year-old daughter’s science project included writing a sentence about the “scientific” theory that a baby’s heart beats faster during labor.
“When I saw the picture of it, I was like, ‘This is a terrible idea,'” she said.
“I had to take it down.
It was just too bad.”
The Kansas City Star reported that parents at the school were encouraged to write their own words about their baby’s heartbeat during labor to show that they’re not just being ignorant.
The teacher at the kindergarten told the Kansas City Times that it was the school’s responsibility to teach the children about their own bodies and physiology, but that they shouldn’t be forced to do so.
“We teach them to be aware of their body and how they work,” teacher Susanne DeWitt told the paper.
“There are some things that can be done to help them understand that.”
DeWitch said she hopes the project will help students “become more conscious of what they’re doing in the classroom and be more aware of the impact they’re having.”
Parents were also upset that the project had been discontinued.
“The teacher said they’re discontinuing the project,” Waskow said.
The school’s parent council, which oversees the school, did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
“If I want my child to have an understanding of the science behind birth control, it’s the teachers that are making the decision,” Wiskow said of the teacher’s comments.