Review for:Bad Astronomy

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posted: on June 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

My rating of this resource: ****

My experience using this resource:

Topic I was teaching:
Module on the moon. We dealt with the idea that maybe the Apollo moon landings were a hoax.

My learning goal for which this resource was used:
I wanted students to learn what the truth was behind the moon landings. This site very nicely refutes the "evidence" that the people who consider the moon landing a hoax quote.

Course Level:
Intro or Regular

How I/my students used the resource:
We had watched a fox "documentary" that was done with a very pro moon hoax slant. I gave this resource to students to get them started on doing a project in which they were to create a podcast that took an in depth look at one of the pieces of evidence that the moon landing was a hoax.

Value Added:
Increases access to scientists, Provides additional content, Increases student engagement and motivation

This was basically a research project. Students had been very engaged in the fox documentary. This site helped students see the full truth behind the fox documentary's half-truths. Definitely written in a way that is accessible for the lay person and high school students. Writing style is effective.

Would like to see more visual animations in the page.

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