Re: Survey of American Attitudes Toward and Knowledge of Science

From: Ziana Astralos (
Date: Sun Jun 25 2000 - 11:59:31 MDT

--- "Everitt Mickey" <> wrote:
> ...
> I got sent home from school.......fifth grade i
> think......cause I stubbornly insisted that Pluto
> WASN'T the 9th planet....THEN (about 1956....pluto
> has a very eccentric was the 8th planet
> from the sun at that time....probably still is come
> to think of it)....
> Ditto the loss of credibility for teachers...

Ay... my fourth-grade science teacher not only
couldn't pronounce any of the names of the rocks and
minerals we were talking about in our geology unit
correctly, despite there being pronunciation guides
next to each name, but she also insisted that all the
planets' orbits were perfectly round! After all,
that's what the picture in the textbook showed, and of
*course* the textbook is *always* right! ;)

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