THE BAD SCIENCE SHOW

A CRASH COURSE IN CRITICAL THINKING

“Once again you provided a fantastic show for us. To keep over a hundred boys on the edge of their seats for an hour is an amazing achievement.”

-Scotch College, Melbourne

HERE'S THE DEAL

44% of teenagers reckon they don’t have the critical thinking skills required to tell fake news from real news. 

 

That means, I could have made that statistic up and almost half of your students wouldn’t know how to call me out.*

 

The Bad Science Show is a sixty minute incursion that encourages students to think critically about who they can believe and what science they can trust.

 

I demonstrate the placebo effect by hammering a five-inch nail into my head. (Really.) 

 

I explore causation and correlation by walking on broken glass with bare feet. (Not even kidding.) 

 

I show why you can’t trust anecdotal evidence by bending a spoon with the power of my mind. (Maybe that one is a little fake.)

*In case you're wondering, I didn’t make up that statistic. Here’s the source.

KEY POINTS

Years: 7-10


Length: 60 minutes plus Q&A

Technical Requirements: Data projector with HDMI input, table and chair.


Price: $880 inc GST per show for up to 100 students. Additional students are charged at $8.80 inc GST.

Curriculum Links:
General Capabilities

Critical and Creative Thinking


Science As Human Endeavour

Yr 7  – ACSHE119

Yr 8 –  ACSHE134

Yr 9 –   ACSHE160

Yr 10 – ACSHE162

 

Science Inquiry Skills

Yr 7 –  ACSIS124

Yr 8 –  ACSIS139

Yr 9 – ACSIS164

Yr 10 – ACSIS164

WANT TO KNOW MORE? DROP ME A LINE.

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