Science 101: Astronomy
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Last year, New York City's 4th and 8th graders scored below both the state and national averages on a nationwide science exam. Just 13% of eighth-graders were deemed proficient in science on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Every day over the next week, we'll take a few minutes to get to the bottom of some common science questions.
Today's scientist is Mordecai Mark Mac Low, astronomer and chair of the division of physical sciences at the American Museum of Natural History.