People's perspectives on IQ vary greatly. Some tend to think that it is genetics that explains IQ while others believe it is the environment which determines ones IQ. However, both genes and environment affect IQ scores. I want to know which kind of environmental factors influence IQ. One thing that really stood out to me was the significance of the social environment as well as the biological environment. Research indicates that schooling does indeed influence ones IQ. This seems obvious, as it should, but what about when the students have a long break away from the school environment. It was pretty interesting to learn that children's IQ's tend to drop significantly during summer vacation. All of a sudden the social environment of school, books, and homework is replaced by the biological environment of beaches, lakes, and ice cream. It is kind of cool to see how big of an impact the social and biological environments have on our IQ. I can certainly relate to this because this happens to me every single fall of a new school year. The last thing that I do during the summer months is think about school. As I am sitting through my first few weeks of classes it gets really hard to adjust back to the social environment of school. You have to be able to transfer from the biological environment of beaches and lakes back to the school environment of books, homework and tests. Your focus completely changes simply because of the environment!