As the first middle school health science class in the state kids have an exciting opportunity to learn about the world of medicine. In my class students learn about the history of medicine, anatomy, diseases, health care careers, cultural diversity, and a health care workers roll in the expiration of a patient. I teach by many methods, including videos, text books, computer, story telling, and dissection. Dissection of course seems to be a favorite of everyone, including me! My hope is that students leave with a better understanding of the body, a love for medical science, and enough knowledge to make informed class choices when registering for high school.