Ireland Young Life and Times Survey
Public Understanding of Science
Listed below are
the questions asked in the Public Understanding of Science module, and
the years in which they were asked. If you want to see how young people
actually answered the questions in a particular year, you can click
on the year beside every question.
Publications and further information on Public Understanding of Science
can be found on the Public Understanding
of Science Resources page.
Is it true that the centre of the earth is very hot? 1998
Is it true that lasers work by focusing sound waves? 1998
Is it true that the father's gene decides whether the baby is a boy
or a girl? 1998
Is it true that antibiotics kill viruses as well as bacteria? 1998
Does the earth go round the sun, or the sun go round the earth?
- EVOLVE: Did
human beings develop from earlier species of animals? 1998
Is DNA related to the study of stars, rocks, living things or computers?