Communicator (communicator) wrote,

What you need to know

Stolen from a science blog:

Recently, several science gurus -- Nobel Prize winners, institute heads, teachers and others who spend most of their time thinking about science -- were asked, "What is one science question every high school graduate should be able to answer?"

These were put together into a 'science quiz' here. I think some of the questions are badly worded, and the answer about salt is plain wrong.

There was a similar question in the Guardian Notes and Queries this week: 'what basic science facts should every well informed person know'.

here are my suggestions:

- Some idea of layout and size of the Universe and Solar System
- What natural selection is
- How an ecology works
- What atoms and molecules are
- What light and sound are
- How the human body works, in general terms

What would you pick?
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