Good afternoon today i have completed one of my reading tasks and it was about Pseudoscience. For this task i had to answer some questions after we had read the book. This task was really fun and easy and if you were wondering Pseudoscience means that it’s not fake science that isn’t really proven yet. I hope you enjoyed this blog post.
Walt: Find and link information across a range of texts
Work on this Doc together with a partner.
What was the author’s main message in pseudoscience
|We should ask ourselves whether we can trust the information provided.|
What are some of the differences between scientists and advertisers?
|Scientists write so their work and ideas can be critiqued by other scientists. They need to explain their method with enough detail that another scientist can repeat it or look for errors.||They use short sentences that grab
|It is important that they are accurate and complete.||Not everything is true and proven.|
Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.
|Reliability: whether evidence is consistent, is repeatable,
and has been collected in an organized way.
Validity: whether the evidence collected is really answering the
question that is being investigated.
You don’t have to look very far to find examples of
True or False
|A pseudonym is a false name||T||Page 2||a “pseudonym” is a false name that people use instead of their real name. In the same way, pseudoscience is something that sounds scientific but isn’t based on solid evidence.|
|Blackcurrants have vitamin D||F||Page 2||It’s true that raw blackcurrants are high in vitamin C. But these young scientists found almost no vitamin C
in the blackcurrant drink. (does not mention vitamin D, only C.)
|Flavanols help people remember things||T||Page 3||Flavanols do seem to help older people who
have difficulty remembering things. But the
process of turning cocoa beans into chocolate
destroys the flavanols,
|Scientists critique each other||T||Page 4||Scientists write so their work and ideas can be
critiqued by other scientists. They need to explain their method with enough detail that another scientist can repeat it or look for errors.
|Carrots have vitamin A||T||Page 5||Carrots have vitamin A in them, and vitamin A is important for healthy eyes.|
|Carrots help us see in the dark||F||Page 5||Carrots have vitamin A in them, and vitamin A is important for healthy eyes. But eating extra carrots won’t improve your night vision.|