Year of Science Survey

Kansas Citizens for Science is planning a series of public events in 2009 to promote the “Year of Science.” At some of these events, we’ll have an audience-participation game similar to the show “Family Feud” where contestants will try to guess the results of a survey. You have that survey in your hands. Please indicate your five favorite choices to each question below by checking five boxes. If your favorite choices are not listed, please check a box next to a blank line and write in your response. Thank you for helping us promote the accomplishments of science!

We will let you know when events are scheduled and hopefully you and/or your students can attend. We will have the events scheduled when you return to school in the fall.

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A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.


  1. In your opinion, what are the five greatest discoveries in the physical sciences (Physics and Chemistry)?*
    Antimatter
    Atomic spectra
    Atomic theory
    Atoms bond to form molecules
    Newton's Law of Gravity
    Newton's Laws of Motion
    Photoelectric effect
    Plastics
    Quantum Mechanics
    Radioactivity
    Special relativity
    Superconductivity
    The electron
    The laws of thermodynamics
    The periodic table of the elements
    The Standard Model of particle physics
    Theory of electromagnetism
    X-rays


  1. In your opinion, what are the five greatest discoveries in Earth and Space sciences (Geology and Astronomy)?*
    Age of the Earth
    Big Bang theory
    Cosmic microwave background radiation
    Cosmic rays
    Dark matter and dark energy
    Doppler red shift
    Earth's inner core and mantle
    Fossil succession
    General Relativity
    Ice ages
    Kepler's laws of planetary motion
    Magnetic field reversals
    Moons of Jupiter
    Planets around other stars
    Plate tectonics
    Radiometric dating
    Sun-centered solar system


  1. In your opinion, what are the five greatest discoveries in Biology?*
    Antibiotics
    Australopithecus and other human ancestors
    Blood types
    Cells
    Classification system of species
    Dinosaur fossils
    Ecosystems/biodiversity
    Germ theory of disease
    Hormones
    Microorganisms
    Neurotransmitters
    Photosynthesis
    Rules of Heredity
    The discovery of enzymes
    The Krebs cycle
    The map of the Human Genome
    The structure of the DNA molecule
    Theory of evolution
    Vaccinations


  1. In your opinion, who are the five most important scientists of all time?*
    Albert Einstein
    Alfred Wegener
    Amadeo Avogadro
    Barbara McClintock
    Carl Linnaeus
    Charles Darwin
    Charles Lyell
    Copernicus
    Dmitri Mendeleev
    Edwin Hubble
    Galileo Galilei
    Gregor Mendel
    Isaac Newton
    James Clerk Maxwell
    Johannes Kepler
    Linus Pauling
    Louis Pasteur
    Marie Curie
    Nils Bohr
    Watson and Crick