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As journalists research topics, there may be times that some of the gathered facts appear to be inaccurate. Journalists and editors strive to present accurate information in their articles. Fact checking is an important job for journalists, editors and others asked to review stories. In this lesson students will be challenged to verify the accuracy of a variety of scientific facts.

“Scientific information is factually accurate . . . Students must pay attention to details, including ensuring the science is right . . . “
SciJourn Content Standards

Objective: Students will identify inaccurate facts and correct those facts using multiple and credible sources.

Time: 30 – 40 minutes

lesson – Something Seems Wrong – fact checking (pdf)

lesson – Something Seems Wrong – fact checking (Editable Version)

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