This week’s Science Education Essentials series is on the Origin of Life. Before introducing this most important of topics Rhonda Forlow states that:
Research shows that teachers and coaches have the strongest influence on children regarding life issues between the ages of 7 and 11, and their peers are the most influential between the ages of 11 and 16.
Note that the introduction of her post is about reproduction (that is, sex ed) – and thus this unidentified research is also – but what she’s mostly talking about abiogenesis. Anyway: Continue reading