Basic Science from the National Sciece Foundation

The National Science Foundation tested people on basic scientific knowledge. They averaged 65% right. Can you do better? Did you pay attention in school?

These are the things an informed citizen needs to know. You can't have informed opinions on health, environmental,and energy issues if you don't know your basic science.

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  1. True or Fals: All radioactivity is man-made.
  2. True or False-Electrons are smaller than atoms.
  3. True or false-The continents on which we live have been moving their location for millions of years and will continue to move in the future
  4. True or false-The earliest humans lived at the same time as the dinosaurs
  5. True or False-The center of the Earth is hot.
  6. True or false-The oxygen we breathe comes from plants.
  7. True or False-It is the father's gene that decides whether the baby is a boy or a girl.
  8. True or false-Lasers work by focusing sound waves.
  9. True or false-Antibiotics kill viruses as well as bacteria.
  10. True or false-The universe began with a huge explosion.
  11. True or false-Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals.
  12. True or False-Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer.
  13. True or false-Radioactive milk can be made safe by boiling it.
  14. Which travels faster: light or sound?
  15. Does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?
  16. How long does it take for the Earth to go around the Sun: one day, one month, or one year?

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