Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Detecting Hoaxes

1. Sea Serpent: A long marine serpent found in Ballard, Washington, in 1906.

2. Jackalopes: A cross between jackrabbits and antelopes, popularized on postcards from Colorado and Wyoming starting in 1950.

3. Loch Ness Monster: A reclusive animal resembling a plesiosaur; photographed by R. K. Wilson in 1934 in the Scottish lake Loch Ness.

4. Brown Lady of Raynham Hall: A 1936 photograph in Country Life Magazine that was purported to be the ghost of Lady Townshend, imprisoned in Raynham Hall .

5. Sympsychograph: A machine purported to transfer images from the mind onto fi lm.Photographs were fi rst published in 1896 in Popular Science Monthly by David Starr Jordan.

6. Bigfoot: A large apelike animal living in the woods of northern California, photographed by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin in 1967.

7. Venusian spacecraft: A photograph of a fl ying saucer by George Adamski who claimed that he was visited by aliens from Venus in 1952.