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ELA & Media Literacy: Science Misinformation in Media
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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards

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Access Free Lesson Plan Here: Science in Media

In this lesson, students analyze ideas about science and how misinformation about climate change spreads in different forms of media.

Step 1 - Inquire: Students analyze a Google Image search of scientists and discuss true/false statements about the nature of science.

Step 2 - Investigate: Students work in groups using provided resources to answer the question, “Why are some people climate change skeptics?”

Step 3 - Inspire: Students select and analyze a piece of media for the accuracy of its climate science and discuss the effect on its audience.

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Science in Media - SubjectToClimate - SML.pdf

Lesson Plan
February 10, 2023
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Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth's systems.
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.


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