How Much Do You Know About Science?

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A new report found some surprises when it looked at the state of scientific knowledge amongst Americans. (Nat Geo News)

How do you measure up? Quiz yourself with our resources below.

Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources.

Yes, that is my score. :-) Take the easy 12-question quiz here.

Yes, that is my score. 🙂 Take the easy 12-question quiz here.

 

Discussion Ideas: Quiz Yourself!

Photograph by NASA, courtesy National Science Foundation

Photograph by NASA, courtesy National Science Foundation

 

 

The electromagnetic (EM) spectrum ranges from low-frequency “red” radio waves to high-frequency “blue” gamma rays. A tiny sliver of the EM spectrum is visible light. Illustration courtesy NASA

The electromagnetic (EM) spectrum ranges from low-frequency “red” radio waves to high-frequency “blue” gamma rays. A tiny sliver of the EM spectrum is visible light.
Illustration courtesy NASA

 

 

The Earth is divided into three main layers: the dense, hot inner core (yellow), the molten outer core (orange), the mantle (red), and the thin crust (brown), which supports all life in the known universe. Download a PDF version this poster here! Illustration by Mary Crooks, National Geographic

The Earth is divided into three main layers: the dense, hot inner core (yellow), the molten outer core (orange), the mantle (red), and the thin crust (brown), which supports all life in the known universe.
Illustration by Mary Crooks, National Geographic

 

 

CLICK TO ENLARGE!! Illustrations by Mary Crooks, National Geographic Education

Illustrations by Mary Crooks, National Geographic Education

 

 

Kepler is our first real search for planets orbiting other stars. The sun is just one out of more than 200 billion stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way. Kepler will be examining more than 100,000 stars in our galactic neighborhood. Most of these stars will be at least 500 light years from our solar system. (That's 2,939,312,686,591,803 (almost three quadrillion) miles. And those are our neighbors.) Illustration by Jon Lomberg, www.jonlomberg.com, courtesy NASA

Illustration by Jon Lomberg, http://www.jonlomberg.com, courtesy NASA

 

 

The surface elevation layer of our MapMaker Interactive shows the altitude difference between Los Angeles (left) and Denver (right). Map by National Geographic

The surface elevation layer of our MapMaker Interactive shows the altitude difference between Los Angeles (left) and Denver (right).
Map by National Geographic

  • Denver, Colorado, is at a higher altitude than Los Angeles, California. Does water boil at a higher, lower, or the same temperature in Denver?

 

 

Photograph by Fir0002, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0

Photograph by Fir0002, courtesy Wikimedia. CC-BY-SA-3.0

 

 

 

 

This lovely scatterplot graph is just one of the features of FieldScope. Acquaint yourself with the others here! Graph by FieldScope

This lovely scatterplot graph is just one of the features of FieldScope. Acquaint yourself with the others here!
Graph by FieldScope

 

 

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It’s the guy in the middle. Photograph by Bates Littlehales, National Geographic

It’s the guy in the middle.
Photograph by Bates Littlehales, National Geographic

 

 

This gorgeous image shows some of ALMA's telescopes, hard at work. Those two dusty smudges in the starry sky are the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds—dwarf galaxies we can't see here at Nat Geo headquarters in the Northern Hemisphere. Photograph by Christoph Malin, ESO Photo Ambassador

This gorgeous image shows some of ALMA’s telescopes, hard at work. Those two dusty smudges in the starry sky are the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds—dwarf galaxies we can’t see here at Nat Geo headquarters in the Northern Hemisphere.
Photograph by Christoph Malin, ESO Photo Ambassador

 

TEACHERS’ TOOLKIT

Nat Geo: How Much Does The Public Know About Science?

Nat Geo: STEM Education

Pew Research Center: Science Knowledge Quiz

Pew Research Center: A Look at What the Public Knows and Does Not Know About Science

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