We had a great discussion around research, websites, and the news today. We started off watching this short video clip from the BBC on flying penguins (a clever April fools joke). We then looked at some examples of mis-information on the internet.
We discussed how science studies are often shown and spread around by news companies. People make changes to their diet or habits based on this information. However, scientists know that you can't base solid beliefs off one study. We looked at a fascinating graph which showed the variations in studies around food and cancer. It shows clearly that we need to approach information on the internet carefully.
Next time we are going to look at Wikipedia and understand how it works and what the accuracy of the information is like.