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In this lesson, students examine the differences between a press release and a science news article and consider the importance of distinguishing the two.

Objective: Students will recognize the differences between a press release and a science news article.

Materials:

Power Point: The Story of the New Discovery – power point
Press Release Detector
ITEM A Scientists cast doubt
ITEM B New blow for asteroid theory

Time: one 50 minute class period, or four 10-15 minute mini-lessons

lesson – Press Release vs News Article

lesson – Press Release vs News Article (Editable Version)

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