ACTUAL Science GCSE Question ... I Despair!
Has it come to this? Can we have some science next time? :doh:
GCSE Science (Edexcel, 2006)
Our moon seems to disappear during an eclipse. Some people say this is because an old lady covers the moon with her cloak. She does this so that thieves cannot steal the shiny coins on the surface. Which of these would help scientists to prove or disprove this idea?
A) Collect evidence from people who believe the lady sees the thieves
B) Shout to the lady that the thieves are coming
C) Send a probe to the moon to search for coins
D) Look for fingerprints
I can't even work this out, are any of these valid answers?
A) would only collect some 'interesting' statements from lunatics, and it also takes as read that this 'lady' exists. For Example if I were to interview everyone who believed in god, I would not have any evidence at all to prove or disprove his existence.
B) Shout into the sky to a non existent giant space 'lady', who would not even hear you, space is a vacuum remember.
C) You try getting funding to send a space probe to the moon to search for coins, plus this ignores the giant lady, her cloak and thieves, how about looking for them as well perhaps with a telescope?
D) Look for fingerprints of what/where? Go to the moon and fingerprint rocks?