Popular science? College of Lake County course tackles myths
This is a really healthy sign for the future, I wish more science teachers would adopt this course.
The description of a new course being offered this fall at the College of Lake County pretty much sells itself to students who think science is stuffy.
Piggybacking on the myth-busting bent of popular culture, CLC is trying to soften the hard edges of the traditional science curriculum with “Great Mysteries of the Earth.”
“Is Atlantis real? Will the Yellowstone super volcano erupt? Would California ever fall into the ocean? What is really going on with climate change?” reads the website teaser.
Though the high-octane topics may be a lure, the intent is to teach critical thinking and the difference between science and pseudoscience.