Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2000 07:46:12 -0500

Author: "John L. Hubisz"

Subject: 3rd Grade



As a general rule I would say, "Stay away from atoms and molecules until
grade 8 or 9." Students must have done a lot of measuring to appreciate
the size of even the biggest molecules. Then when they get into college or
out into the world they will not fall in the 70% that can't place entities
in approximate ascending order of size.


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