Walt:

  • Use scientific vocabulary to think critically about science.
  • Question texts about science and decide whether they are examples of science or pseudoscience.
  • Make connections between texts.
Pseudoscience

What is Pseudoscience?

Read this text to find out!

Complete the green section of this table to show your understanding of the text.

Complete the Chips experiment. Take photos while you do this so you can blog about it!

Instructions pseudoscience.mov

Not sure what to do? Try watching this explanation video.

Fill in the blue section of the table after reading the second reading.

Recognising Pseudoscience

Work through each of these texts and decide whether they are examples of pseudoscience or real science...

Click on the link to the reading about a Fitbit claim. Is this an example of science or pseudoscience? Discuss this with a classmate to explain your thinking.

Is this an example of science or pseudoscience?

Make a copy of the drawing below to explain how you would test if this carpet cleaner does clean the carpets as well as the advertisement says it does.

CREATE

Complete 1 of the following two tasks:

1. Create a video/ audio description of what you have learned. Use this template to plan your movie.

2. Quiz. Create a quiz to test your classmates' knowledge from the above readings. Use google forms to create your quiz