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10 Easy Science Questions Many Americans Can’t Answer

Does the Earth revolve around the sun? Well 1 in 4 Americans don’t know the answer to this question.

The National Science Foundation surveyed 2,200 people and the average score was 6.5 correct. Don’t know how you get the .5 but it seems to not be any help!

This survey is conducted every two years to check up on how Americans are doing in science and the results are sent to President Obama and U.S. lawmakers. If these results don’t persuade more funding for science programs in American schools, I have no idea what will.

I am guilty of not knowing many of these questions, so thank you public school! These ten questions about biological and physical science have stumped many Americans!

Want to see if you are smarter than most Americans? Here are the questions they asked.

  1. The center of the Earth is very hot. True or false?
  2. The continents have been moving their location for millions of years and will continue to move. True or false?
  3. Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the Earth?
  4. All radioactivity is man-made. True or false?
  5. Electrons are smaller than atoms. True or false?
  6. Lasers work by focusing sound waves. True or false?
  7. The universe began with a huge explosion. True or false?
  8. It’s the father’s gene that decides whether the baby is a boy or girl. True or false?
  9. Antibiotics kill viruses as well as bacteria. True or false?
  10. Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals. True or false?

Here are the answers!

  1. True
  2. True
  3. Earth around the sun
  4. False
  5. True
  6. False
  7. True
  8.  True
  9. False
  10.  True

How many did you get right? Hope it was more than five because this is pretty embarrassing but it is ‘MERICA!

[theatlantic.com]

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