Here is what is disturbing:
- 93 percent of public school students in Grades 5 through 8 learn physical science from teachers who do not have a college major or certification in the subject (based on data from the year 2000).
- Most K through 6 classrooms have science education for about 16 minutes a day.
Sadly enough, I'd be thrilled if elementary kids in my district were assured of 16 minutes of science everyday. I realize that's not aiming very high. But, jeez, we need to start somewhere.