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  • Continually, there are right and wrong messages about the nature of science in our classroom teaching and in popular media. In this activity, students view two video clips that highlight how easily we can miss what we are not looking out for.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • use the video clips to explain how easy it is to miss what we are not consciously looking out for
    • explain that, in popular media, there will be ‘hidden’ messages about the nature of science and that these may not be accurate.

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    Understanding Science is an educational website for teaching and learning about the nature and process of science. It has an interactive flowchart that represents the process of scientific inquiry, with links to relevant teaching and learning resources.

      Published 7 October 2011, Updated 31 July 2014 Referencing Hub articles
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