PLANNING FOR SCIENCE

Resources: Pseudoscience and the Scientific Method

A rough guide to spotting bad science

Scientific Method

Audio instructions:

Gorilla video

Fitbit

Carpet cleaner advertisement

Pseudoscience

Audio instructions

Written instructions

Screencast instructions

(embed pseudoscience reading here)

Response (task)

Video - is this pseudoscience?: Carpet Cleaner

Reading - science or pseudoscience?: Fitbit reading

Find text - real science

Rough guide to spotting bad science

(embed scientific method drawing here)

Write out how you could test the truth behind the claim that this carpet cleaner cleans carpets this well.

Complete 1 of the following:

WIDE/ DEEP TASK 1 (written)

WIDE/ DEEP TASK 2 (photographs)

WIDE/ DEEP TASK 3

(video or audio recording or what you have learned about pseudoscience)

Why do you think the scientific method is important?

Why do you think it is important to follow the scientific method?

Follow up: Create a believable television advertisement which uses aspects of the scientific method to help your audience believe.

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