The Science Myths Unmasked (Misconceptions in Science Education) Quiz

  • I am a former teacher, science editor, and am now a science writer. I've written three books on science misconceptions frequently taught in grades 6-12.

    This quiz references several of these misconceptions. There are no "trick" questions. Each question represents a genuine example of science miseducation. In particular, determining the correct answer should not require working problems out to 4 digits. The errors discussed here go beyond using 3.14 as an approximation for pi.

     

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