Friday, December 14, 2018 - 10:05am
Earth-rise as seen from the moon NASA

The NASA photo below of “Earth-rise” viewed from the surface of the moon is perfect context for my next two statements: 1. Earth is not flat and 2. NASA has placed astronauts on the surface of the moon. These statements are no different than stating that a lemon is yellow or water is a liquid. None of these facts is defined by opinion, belief systems, or hunches. Recently, two high profile National Basketball Association (NBA) players made statements questioning or joking about fundamental science. Honestly, it doesn’t really matter whether they were serious or playful, many kids cling to every action or word. I offer this cautionary note because such statements can be game changers for kids and science education.

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