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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 4.11

The Improving Scientific Literacy edition

A new source for teachers to help identify common scientific misconceptions. “A new web site is taking aim at this challenge, providing educators with quick lists of scientific statements broken down by subject matter, highlighting concepts that tend to be misunderstood by students. ‘This is extremely valuable information for teachers and curriculum developers to have because it shows them where instruction needs to be targeted,’ George DeBoer, deputy director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Project 2061 (an imitative to improve science, math and technology literacy), which created the site, said in a prepared statement.”  (via Scientific American)

Putting radiation levels into perspective. (via NPR)

Word clouds reflect advertisements for so-called boys and girls toys. (via Achilles Effect)

Polar bear plays with a bucket. Nobody tell the lolrus. (via Neatorama)

Image credit: Christian Guthier

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