Do some fact checking with your students

This week the Colbert Report on Comedy Central featured a “Science catfight” between Joe Bastardi , a meteorologist for Accuweather and Brenda Ekwurzel , a climate scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists.  The report is entertaining to watch, but also has some clearly stated claims that would be easy and interesting to investigate.  Watch the clip with your students and ask them to write down some of the claims they hear from both Joe and Brenda.  Ask them to do some internet research to see what sort of support there may be.  Share in class and let us know what you find by clicking on the leave a comment button below!

 

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Science Catfight – Joe Bastardi vs. Brenda Ekwurzel
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