Teaching Climate Science by Studying Misinformation
Daniel Bedford, Weber State University
Activity will take about a class period.Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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High School: 4 Cross Cutting Concepts, 5 Science and Engineering Practices
About Teaching Climate Literacy
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- Educators should read carefully the author's comments about the dangers of using these kind of opinion pieces.
- Educators can apply the same methodology described in this activity to other opinion pieces that challenge estimated climate science.
- Educator should be knowledgeable about typical climate denier arguments.
- Additional materials on the http://www.skepticalscience.com/ website will support the educator in teaching this lesson.
About the Science
- This resource contains no climate science content of its own. It supports an understanding of the role of scientific evidence and peer-review in scientific practice.
- This activity contributes a very important aspect that is not found in may other teaching materials - how to provide students with tools of discussing climate change with deniers.
About the Pedagogy
- This activity is a culminating project. Because of the required skills and concepts, it will likely best fit late in the semester.
- Outstanding resource that needs to be used only by someone who is knowledgeable about arguments from climate change deniers.
- Very careful use is required to not enforce misconceptions in students.