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Environmental Science Journal Writing
The Planet X Doomsday Prediction

This journal writing assignment has students to examine a popular doomsday scenario that has persisted throughout the internet over the last several years. The idea of Planet X is liked to a woman who claims to have been contacted by aliens in an attempt to warn the human race of its impending destruction due to planetary collision. Students will examine the arguments behind this scenario, including any photographic evidence offered by the ZetaTalk website and form their own conclusions as to the validity of this idea.

Essential concepts: Pseudoscience, scientific method, bias, experimental design, Nibiru, 2012, Planet X.

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