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

From: tett <tett_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:46:25 2004
Message-ID: <3B044C87.B43D66B0_at_bmts.com>

I am working on getting this information. Hope to have it soon.



Nick Gessler wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Nick
> 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!
> >
> >tett
> >
> >
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