Meet Albert Einstein: The Reality TV Star

It’s a shame that children don’t know who Albert Einstein is:

A third of primary school children believe Albert Einstein is a reality TV star, a study has found.

Some 29 per cent think they have recently seen the scientist, who died in 1955, on shows such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent.

Many were unable to identify great scientists or their achievements;  more than a third of pupils aged 11  to 14 did not know Isaac Newton discovered gravity, despite it featuring on the school curriculum.

Meanwhile, 6 per cent thought  X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos created penicillin while a million children believe chart-topping rapper Professor Green is a real academic.

Furthermore, a confused 35 per cent of five year olds think London Mayor Boris Johnson discovered gravity with one in five primary school children believing that England and Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is a scientist.

Stephen Hawkins is a hairdresser according to 22 per cent of eight year olds.

I mean no disrespect when I say that I wouldn’t want Stephen Hawkins cutting my hair.

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One Response to “Meet Albert Einstein: The Reality TV Star”

  1. trockeneisbombe Says:

    “Wayne Rooney a scientist” made me laugh out loud. It’s a shame they don’t know who that is 😉

    But I agree, Einstein should be known… I just wonder at which age? I’m sure I didn’t know about Stephen Hawkins at 8…

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