Hello. I am a junior at a high school with a math, science and computer science magnet program. I ride the bus to school with two freshmen new to the magnet. In middle school they had science teachers I would describe as criminally incompetant. Fortunately for them, they knew most of what they were taught was bull and tried to correct their teachers, only to get yelled at. Among other things, they were told that:
-The sun isnt a star (apparently for a star to be a sun it has to be exactly the right size and have "points")
-Black holes are areas where "the big bang forgot to put stuff"
-The Hubble goes in a figure 8 around the earth and moon
-Their teacher mixed up galaxy and universe
-They did not know what an orbit was
Thats just the worst of the astronomy/cosmology. They were also told:
-Cells are red
-DNA is green
-Protons, neutrons, and electrons have been proven not to exist
-One of them did not know what the theory of evolution was
These teachers should be fired and banned from teaching ever again.
Have I been sheltered from terrible science teachers by going to science magnet programs since 6th grade, or is this just an isolated case of idiocy?