A research group led by Professor Hiromitsu Kobayashi of Keio University conducted a questionnaire survey on scientific terminology, mainly targeting first-year students at Keio University, and compared the results of the survey mainly 1 years ago.As a result, it became clear that the media for acquiring scientific knowledge has changed significantly from newspapers to the Internet, and that the physics complex of first-year university girls has decreased significantly.


 As a result, the medium for obtaining scientific knowledge has changed dramatically from newspapers to the Internet, including videos on SNS and YouTube.There is no stopping the shift away from paper-based print media such as newspapers.Television continues to decline slightly, and it is said that future surveys are necessary to understand the trend.

 On the other hand, the time when I felt the science complex was the same as 10 years ago, when the school changed.It seems that you will feel a gap when the level of elementary, middle and high school and textbooks rises.As in the past, a high proportion of students in the Faculty of Economics and Faculty of Commerce who chose mathematics as an exam subject for liberal arts do not feel complex about physics.In the Faculty of Science and Technology, as in the previous survey, the percentage of chemistry and life science students who feel complex about physics increased.

 In addition, the number of students who do not feel inferior overall has increased, and the physics inferiority of liberal arts women has decreased significantly.In terms of scientific terms, knowledge of terms that are often heard recently, such as RNA and quantum computer, has increased, and interest in quantum computers has increased in particular.

Paper information:[Keio University Hiyoshi Journal of Natural Sciences] 2022 survey of first-year university students' interest in and knowledge of natural sciences-mainly comparison with 10 years ago-

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