Baby Carrots Are Killing You OFFSITE - Telus World of Science
We are bombarded with conspiracy theories and false claims about many issues including climate change, GMOs, food and vaccine safety and many more. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction. Is what a friend posts on Facebook fact or fallacy? Should people “like” or “share” dramatic claims? The session examines many examples of good, outlandish, dangerous and often humorous science stories shared on social media and examines the public response to them. Teachers will gain an understanding of the changing influence of social media on scientific literacy and gain insights into how to ensure their students have the needed skills to deal with this new reality.
Target Audience Secondary (e.g. 8-12)
Language of Instruction English
Sponsoring PSA BC Science Teachers' Association (BCScTA)