Problem with Florida textbook over climate change?

sciencebookcoverSteven Newton from the National Center for Science Education reports that there is a problem with a science textbook here in the Sunshine State. The issue? Climate change. Here’s the opening paragraphs from his story: Epic Climate Change Textbook Fail.

Are our children learning science?

If those children are being taught about climate from Florida’s fifth grade science textbook from publisher Scott Foresman (Pearson), then those children are learning from a text so riddled with glaring and obvious errors that it’s hard to know how such a book could see the light of day, much less be adopted by Florida public schools.

Head over to the link to read the specifics on the inaccuracies in this textbook.

Anyone know of any schools using this textbook?

About Brandon Haught

Communications Director for Florida Citizens for Science.
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