Secondary School Science Teaching Methods
Adam Johnston & Sharon Ohlhorst
With a partner, inquire/research/investigate/evaluate one of the following topics. (Or, if you have a better suggestion, you can propose something different.) These topics are listed with links to some websites on the course's assignment web page, so that you have a place to begin your pursuits. Of course, a quick search on the internet will lead you to even more.
|Bigfoot (a.k.a. Sasquatch)|
|Astrology & Numerology|
Each of these makes its own claim about an intellectual pursuit, a way of understanding something, or a product (or some combination of these). It is up to you to determine the following:
You have up to two hours to research your topic. At the end of this time, you will turn in the answers to the questions above; AND you will give a brief presentation to the class outlining your findings.
Other resources you might find handy (maybe more for future reference):
|Bob Park's 7 Warning Signs of Voodoo Science|
|A definition and description of "pseudoscience"|
|The Skeptic Society|
|The Skeptical Inquirer|