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"Pseudoscience", Connected – Fact or Fiction?, level 3, January 2015

20 January 2015

First pages of the article on Google slides.

Bold statements in newspaper headlines might sound true, but are they really? In this Connected article, claims made about certain foods are challenged on the basis of the scientific evidence.

The students carry out an investigation on whether low-fat potato chips have less fat than regular chips.

You can find this article and the teacher support materials on Literacy Online: "Pseudoscience".

Other useful resources

Burger advertising: Not quite what's on the box

Your food might not look like the picture in the advertisements.

Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Characteristics of technological outcomes Use this and other examples to explain why a technological outcome could be called a "good" or "bad" design. 3
Characteristics of technology Use this and other examples to identify that technological knowledge is knowledge that technologists agree is useful in ensuring a successful outcome. 3

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