Monday, 23 March 2015

Conspiracy!!!

We started our mini-unit about Conspiracy Theories. There are plenty out there...

Our challenge over the next couple of weeks is to:

  • choose a Conspiracy Theory to investigate/research
  • use databases, books, periodicals and the internet to find resources about both sides of the argument
  • assess the quality of the resources you find
  • come to a conclusion: Which side of the argument do you believe? Why?
Here are some possible examples:

IS IT TRUE that vaccinations cause autism?

SOURCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGW4a96GqGc


  • Website Title: YouTube
  • Article Title: Jenny McCarthy talks to CNN on how she cured her sons Autism caused by VACCINATIONS!
  • Publisher: YouTube
IS IT TRUE that the moon landing was faked?

SOURCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knaW-GxMDXw

  • Website Title: YouTube
  • Article Title: 10 Reasons Why The Moon Landing is a Hoax!
  • Publisher: YouTube
IS IT TRUE that Global Climate Change is a myth?



SOURCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6WN9kP0mEs


Website Title: YouTube
Article Title: Is Global Warming A Myth?
Publisher: YouTube


IS IT TRUE that Genetically Modified Organisms are harmful to our health?

SOURCEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXM41a_Xiu8

  • Website Title: YouTube
  • Article Title: Why GMOs Are Bad For You
  • Publisher: YouTube

6 comments:

  1. I am very curious to hear what the students come up with! This looks fantastic!

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  2. Looks awesome. My Yr9's have just done the Mars One Mission. One group is convince that they will stage the "Mars" base in the Australian outback!

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  3. I stumbled across this via the Science Learning Hub and realised I had found my old teacher. I remember doing the Moon Landing Conspiracy and having a great scientific discussion with the class. Great way to get ideas and opinions flowing with passion!

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    1. Thanks for making a comment, Reuben!! You can see that a few things will never change about me... :) I'm glad you have positive memories of doing this way back when you were in Year 9.

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  4. I stumbled across this via the Science Learning Hub and realised I had found my old teacher. I remember doing the Moon Landing Conspiracy and having a great scientific discussion with the class. Great way to get ideas and opinions flowing with passion!

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