Students evaluate a conspiracy theory and, later, a pseudoscience claim, then apply their media literacy skills to a curricular pseudoscience claim such as about climate change or vaccine efficacy. Students reflect on the content of the claims, why the misinformation matters, and the process of evaluating the information to draw appropriate conclusions. Source: Americal Biology Teacher (2020) (Subscription Required).

Level(s): High
Discipline(s): Biology
# of Periods: 2
Lesson Plan? Yes
Classroom Ready? Yes
Students Actively Practice? Yes

Categories: For Educators, Grades: High, Instructional Materials, Science