Instructions for Myth Debunking
Part IAttend synchronous session III - Debunking Myths, on Wednesday April 4 at
2:00 - 3:30 Pacific time | 3:00 - 4:30 Mt time | 4:00 - 5:30 Central time | 5:00 - 6:30 Eastern time
In preparation for this session, download the Debunking Handbook
During the session, John Cook will illustrate the process of constructing a response to a climate myth or misconception.
At the end of the session, participants will break into groups of 2-3 to create a response to a common climate misconception. The 'debunking' will be framed such that it can be used to increase student understanding of these misconceptions. A web page template for the debunking will be provided to each group.
Each group will create a web page that describes the following components
- Describe this climate myth
- Describe the actual climate science
- Audience and context
- Debunking Outline
- Core fact reinforced
- Explicit warning of upcoming myth
- The myth
- Fill the gap
- Teaching Tips
Part IIIAttend Synchronous session V - on Thursday April 5 at
2:00 - 3:30 Pacific time | 3:00 - 4:40 Mt time | 4:00 - 5:30 Central time | 5:00 - 6:30 Eastern time
During this session, groups will give a brief show and tell of their myth debunking page.