ID Magazine use in science classroom

Discussion in 'Secondary Education' started by Camel13, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Camel13

    Camel13 Companion

    Dec 31, 2013
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    This might seem off the wall, but my dad loves to send me copies of his favorite magazine Ideas and Discovery. The articles at times seem geared toward conspiracy but I can't really find anything to label it as incorrect. It is a flashy magazine that makes science and tech, history, etc pretty interesting and cool. I am wondering if there is a teacher out there more knowledgeable about the publication than me. I think it could stimulate curiosity in science for some of my students. I could even use it as a tool to do further investigation "to see if we can prove this is true with real peer reviewed literature." Feedback appreciated!
  3. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

    Jun 10, 2007
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    I've seen it before. One thing I noticed was that there weren't as many citations as I would have liked for something heavy on science. If you're going to use articles here and there as a starting point for student-led research, I think it's probably fine. If you're going to consider any of it as a reputable source, I'd find something else.

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