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Environmental Science Journal Writing
Pseudoscience and Astrology

This journal writing assignment has students use a popular website to critically analyze their own horoscope. The class is encouraged to identify any statements in the horoscope which are written in a very general sense and could apply to almost anyone. This assignment is a good practice for students learning to distinguish science and pseudoscience.

Essential concepts: Pseudoscience, scientific method, bias, experimental design, astrology, zodiac.

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