The Math Forum

Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by NCTM or The Math Forum.

Math Forum » Discussions » Education » math-teach

Notice: We are no longer accepting new posts, but the forums will continue to be readable.

Topic: Survey shock! How long does the earth take to orbit the sun?
Replies: 0  

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List  
Jonathan J. Crabtree

Posts: 355
From: Melbourne Australia
Registered: 12/19/10
Survey shock! How long does the earth take to orbit the sun?
Posted: Jul 17, 2013 1:05 AM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

In news just in, research reveals Aussies are becoming more ignorant of basic science facts.

?39% know that 70% of the Earth?s surface is under water
?59% of all respondents know the Earth takes one year to orbit the sun
?70% know that evolution is currently occurring
?73% know people are influencing the evolution of other species
?73% know that the earliest humans did not live at the same time as dinosaurs
?79% say science education is very important or absolutely essential to the economy

I wonder if more than 59 percent of Americans know it takes a year for the Earth to orbit the sun?

Is it true? Is Google replacing the need to know stuff?

And this from a country that legislated our schools will be in the world's top five by 2025.

Somehow I can't believe Australia can displace either; Singapore, Taiwan, Finland, China, or Japan.

So how long does it takes the earth to orbit the sun?

Did people live alongside dinosaurs?

Who cares! Just Google it!

Subject was edited by: Jonathan Crabtree

Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© The Math Forum at NCTM 1994-2018. All Rights Reserved.