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Skepticism in the Classroom
  Location: HLSB 523
  Date: Sunday, Jul.31
  Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Price: Member: $80.00
Nonmember: $105.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Physics in High Schools
  Co-Sponsor(s): None
  Leader(s): Dean Baird, Matt Lowry, dean@phyz.org
  Co-Leader(s): Matt Lowry (Lake Forest High School, Lake Forest, IL and College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL)
  Description We will present a variety of lessons, appropriate for the physics classroom, that focus on the skeptical and critical thinking nature of science. Some lessons involve obvious physics content; some bring in examples from the real world. Participants will leave with ready-to-use lessons (video clips and student worksheets) and resources designed to bring healthy, scientific skepticism to their classrooms. Topics will include firewalking, ghosts and angels, balance bracelets, the credulity of local media, and more.
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