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Public Schools of Robeson County

 

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 Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin and Ken Brandt 
 
This is why I dedicate my life to science literacy.  I suspect that  these percentages are lower here in Robeson County! Here are some of the quiz questions, along with the correct answers, and the % of Americans who answered correctly.
 
"...How Science-Literate Are You?

By Vincent DeFrancesco     How well do you understand science?

Jon D. Miller, director of the International Center for the Advancement of Scientific Literacy at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, has been asking people in the United States and abroad that question since 1988.  About 29 percent of American adults scored 70 or above on a 100-point scale, according to results from 2008. 

5. The universe began with a huge explosion.  TRUE. 30 percent of American answered correctly.

7. Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals.  TRUE 37 percent of American answered correctly.

8. The earliest humans lived at the same time as the dinosaurs. FALSE 47 percent of American answered correctly.

10. How long does it take for the Earth to go around the Sun? One YEAR 67 percent of American answered correctly. ..."

This is disgusting and sad.
 
Director: Ken Brandt
910-735-2148 
 
 Secretary: Joy Ivey
910-735-2148
 
Driver: Cleveland Oxendine 
910-735-2148
 
Supervisor: Dr. Linda Emanuel
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction 
910-735-2370
 

Special announcement for teachers in the area: We are currently preparing for, or testing various grades in the PSRC. If you are not being tested, or if you are a private/home school group-this is the time to request a program here. Call Joy Ivey at 735-2148 to book your time, between now and June 9th!

Robeson Planetarium and Science Center presents:   Our next public shows: Passport to Pluto  June 30, July 1 & 2, at 10 am and 2 pm
Our address: 420 Caton Road, Lumberton, NC Phone 910-735-2148 email: joy.ivey@robeson.k12.nc.us
 
Summer calendar, 2015:

Tuesday

June 30

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

Passport to Pluto

Wednesday

July 1

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

Passport to Pluto

Thursday

July 2

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

Passport to Pluto

Tuesday

July 7

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

The Planets

Wednesday

July 8

  10:00 am

  2:00 pm

The Planets

Thursday

July 9

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

The Planets




Tuesday

July 14

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

Dawn of the Space Age

Wednesday

July 15

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

Dawn of the Space Age

Thursday

July 16

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

Dawn of the Space Age

Tuesday

July 21

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

A Mission Called Dawn

Wednesday

July 22

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

A Mission Called Dawn

Thursday

July 23

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

A Mission Called Dawn


Tuesday

August 4

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

Sagan Series

Wednesday

August 5

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

Sagan Series

Thursday

August 6

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

Sagan Series

Tuesday

August 11

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

Natural Selection

Wednesday

August 12

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

Natural Selection

Thursday

August 13

10:00 am

  2:00 pm

Natural Selection


 


Ken Brandt's podcast for the International Year of Astronomy: How to find the directions using the Sun and shadows, can be heard here: Ken's pod cast .  Listen to today'podcast Here.

One of the teacher activities linked is Ken's simple way to demonstrate the Phases of Venus, which Galileo saw 400 years ago. The activity can be found here: Galileo Was Right!

 
Weather: here is a link for our own clear sky clock. See whether it'll be clear or cloudy here in SE NC.

For reservations and other information call (910) 735-2148, or email joy.ivey@robeson.k12.nc.us