Assessing the reliability of online sources in science
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This activity has received positive reviews in a peer review process involving five review categories. The five categories included in the process are
- Scientific Accuracy
- Alignment of Learning Goals, Activities, and Assessments
- Pedagogic Effectiveness
- Robustness (usability and dependability of all components)
- Completeness of the ActivitySheet web page
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This page first made public: Jun 16, 2009
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
Content/concepts goals for this activity
Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity
hypothesis testing in paleontological studies
Other skills goals for this activity
Use of the library website to locate library resources.
Description of the activity/assignment
Determining whether students have met the goals
Download teaching materials and tips
- Activity Description/Assignment:Student Handout for Critical Reading WWW assignment (Microsoft Word 37kB Jun16 09)
- Instructors Notes:
- Solution Set:Solutions to the Critical Reading WWW exercise (Microsoft Word 36kB Jun16 09)