Resisting Scientific Misinformation

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Grade levels: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Content areas: Library and Media, Reading, Science, Social Studies, STEM

Topics: Science, Media Literacy, science literacy, misconceptions

Type of resource: Lesson/Unit Plan

In conjunction with WGBH’s NOVA, Andy Zucker and Penny Noyce created a one-week unit for grades 6-12 called “Resisting Scientific Misinformation,” available on this website free of charge.

Why? Because these days evidence-based reasoning seems under assault. “Climate change is a hoax,” “Next month Mars will look almost as large as the full moon,” “Babies who listen to our recordings develop higher IQs.” Social media spreads misinformation widely and rapidly.