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Fact or Fiction?
From the list of class "misconceptions," research and present on one of the following:
  • diet soda causes cancer forutne_cookie.png
  • too much tv makes your brain dull
  • sitting close to the tv is bad for your eyes
  • cracking knuckles causes arthritis
  • carrots are good for eyesight (help you see in the dark)
  • elephants have good memories
  • cell phones cause cancer
  • gum chewing helps you think
  • standing near a microwave causes cancer
  • video games rot your brain
  • you can scare hiccups away
  • caffeine stunts your growth
  • animals sense bad weather
  • yawing is contagious
  • plastic containers are bad for use in the microwave and freezer
  • daddy long legs are dangerous
  • other birds reject their babies if a human touches them
  • people can "fly" inside a tornado
  • a penny dropped from the top of a tall building will kill a person below
  • the Bermuda Triangle is real
  • lightening does not strike the same place twice
  • it takes 7 years to digest swallowed gum
  • water flows down a drain in different directions depending on what hemisphere you are in
  • if you touch a toad, you will get warts




Please use the following resources to help learn about your topic.
Databases: Thousands of great articles!
ProQuest
EBSCO

Internet: Choose wisely!
Use your "ABCDs"
A= Author? Is there one? Is this person an expert?
B= Bias? What is the URL address? What is the goal of the website?
C= Content? Is it accurate? Does the site have relevant, good information?
D= Date? Is the site current?

Works Cited:
NoodleBib