Presentation on theme: "Teaching Skepticism: How to Get Kids to Think Critically."— Presentation transcript:
Teaching Skepticism: How to Get Kids to Think Critically
What’s this all about, anyway? Teaching as an art & science Pick your battles Keeping it fun – humor helps! Combine wonder & skepticism Stories are important! Make many resources available Follow-up with curious students Don’t expect educational “miracles” – Take what you can get
There’s a Dragon in My Garage!
Physics is Phun: Combine Wonder & Skepticism
Pyramids & “Alien Builders”
The Haunted Physics Lab
Randi’s “Secrets of the Psychics”
The Physics of Santa Claus In conclusion -- If Santa ever DID deliver presents on Christmas eve, he’s now dead.
Electromagnetism & EMFs
Illusions & Pareidolia
Large Hadron Collider & Doomsday?
Physical Feats: A Sacrifice for Science!
Walking on Broken Glass
The Bed of Nails
When Good Demos Go Bad…
Critical Thinking Education Group (CTEG) – CTEG seeks to promote lifelong critical thinking and learning, with an emphasis on teaching critical thinking in all levels of education… The Skeptical Teacher – My personal musings on science, education & skepticism in an age of woo… Shameless Plug…