Fact or Phony? Scientifically Evaluating Data

by: Laura Tucker and Lois Sherwood

This session begins by students looking at a purely fictional web page cleverly disguised as factual. Students are challenged to learn important information from the web page to decide if it is factual. The session addresses the need to evaluate accurate information in a timely and effective way and concludes with students considering why common misconceptions might be held by some people. Emphasis on the need to support their claims with evidence is woven throughout this session. A materials list, teacher background information, assessment, safety considerations, standards, references, and resources are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Foreword, About the Authors, Acknowledgments, Information for Teaching This Unit, and Index.

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