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Lateral Reading about Renewable Energy

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Scientific misinformation abounds online. In this lesson, students read laterally to investigate whether three organizations are trustworthy sources of information about renewable energy.

This lesson can be taught in a variety of courses, but it was designed for science classrooms. Students should learn COR skills across the curriculum, and we hope this lesson serves as a proof of concept for how science teachers might incorporate COR into their classes.

Sort Fact from Fiction Online with Lateral Reading

Lateral reading is a powerful strategy that fact checkers use to evaluate information online.