[meteorite-list] I can't believe it! - give me the publisher's address

From: Nick Gessler <gessler_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:46:24 2004
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Hi Tett,

Please post the publisher's name and address, and all the names and
addresses associated with this, on the Met-List.
Also the test name and number, page reference, etc.
Let's have it out with these ignorami.


At 10:48 PM 5/16/01 -0400, tett wrote:
>So much for our Canadian education system.
>In Ontario all grade 6 students are now taking five days of standardized
>tests with my son, Alex, being one of them. In total there are hundreds of
>thousands of kids taking these tests now.
>Today the grade sixes were given a story to read and then asked to answer
>questions. This story involved a young boy who witnessed a meteorite
>fall. Here the boy sees the meteorite fall into a pool of water. The
>water evaporates once the meteorite splashes in it. The boy then splashes
>mud on the meteorite which in turn sizzles.
>One of the questions asked was:
>"What have you learned about meteorites"
>Fortunately, Alex was able to answer that he learned nothing as this could
>not happen. Alex knew that meteorites are very cold when then touch down
>and that the person that wrote this story was ignorant of this fact.
>The sad part is that thousands upon thousands of young kids will now
>believe that meteorites land extremely hot, perpetuating the myth that one
>should not touch a freshly fallen meteorite so as not to get burned.
>I can't believe it!
>Meteorite-list mailing list
Received on Thu 17 May 2001 12:57:00 AM PDT

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