Re: Survey of American Attitudes Toward and Knowledge of Science

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sat Jun 24 2000 - 12:37:30 MDT

Michael S. Lorrey wrote:

> altamira wrote:
> >
> > I read somewhere that someone did a survey of recent Harvard graduates, and
> > only a small per cent of them could explain why there are seasons (summer,
> > winter, etc.) on Earth.

> Michael S. Lorrey wrote: I remember when I was in the 2nd or
> 3rd grade, and the teachers started doing astronomy....
> explaining why there are seasons, they claimed it was because the earth
> moved closer and farther from the sun in its orbit, ...

Silly teacher, didnt even realize that the seasons are caused by
the leaves absorbing cold. {8^D spike

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