Jackalopes? Zombies? Mysterious men in black? Kenai is going to need all his critical thinking skills for this adventure!
Think Like A Detective is a fun new book that teaches young children critical thinking skills.
I thought cancel culture was a real thing, until my comedian wife encouraged me to use a little critical thinking.
“Manifesting” is all the rage these days. Help your little critical thinker test it with this fun experiment.
Teach your kid about the Barnum effect with a fun activity!
A critical thinking field trip is a fun way to learn how to question the spooky an debunk the paranormal.
For this Friday’s activity you are going to build a little scale for weighing evidence. I call it a “skept-o-meter.” One of the key concepts in critical thinking is understanding … Continue Reading Critical Thinking Activity: Building a Skept-o-Meter
Help children learn critical thinking with this fun card-sorting activity.
At the age of 9 Emily Rosa became a superstar in the scientific community for her science fair project. She deserved it too, because it was such an amazing project … Continue Reading Pseudoscience Experiment: Testing Therapeutic Touch
Want to teach kids critical thinking and scientific skepticism? Try a pseudoscience experiment!
Do you know the legendary story of how James Randi debunked the famous faith healer Peter Popoff? If you don’t then stay tuned and watch this video. You’ll also learn more about the Beyond Belief characters Reverend Twinkle and Uncle Freeman.
Do you ever see faces in clouds? Or trees? Or in just about anything? Guess what, there is a name for that: Pareidolia (don’t worry, you’ll learn how to pronounce it in the video).
In Beyond Belief: The Adventure Begins the heroes of the book search for clues at the McMinnville UFO festival. But is the festival real? Watch the video to find out!
How do horoscopes work? Why do psychics seem to know about people? What does psychologist Bertram Forer have in common with P.T. Barnum? You will find out the answers to these questions in this video!
In this video, the author of the Beyond Belief book series explains this very important psychology concept in a way kids can understand.
Did you know that if you pick a random person and ask them about their beliefs that they are more likely to believe in hauntings than the Big Bang? Or evolution? Or many of the other foundational theories of science? It’s true! And it turns out that believing in weird (but harmless) things puts you at risk for believing more harmful kinds of misinformation. In this video a child psychologist explains this idea in a way that kids can understand.
What is that feeling you have when you find out that you are wrong about something important?
For April Fools day my family pranked me by sending this email. I definitely don’t deserve them.