19
Apr
08

plate tectonics, and how to spot a kook a mile away

My “unit” on plate tectonics is up.  Just click the “plate tectonics” link right under the banner up there at the top of this page.

I decided that rather than focus on the science involved directly, I would create a critical thinking and evaluation lesson instead.  That way, the students DO pick up a few facts they may not have known about the nutty stuff happening to our planet’s crust, but more importantly (I hope), they learn NOT to take anybody’s word for anything that they themselves don’t understand, ESPECIALLY if it’s some weird cult pseudoscience thing.

Look beyond the fancy formatting, y’all… any bozo can write whatever they want (within reason) on the idiotnet.  And they usually do.

But don’t take my word for it. :mrgreen:

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go make like oceanic crust and sink into my bed.  Class is in six hours, argh…

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