This TED-Ed learning activity guides students through the disconnect between news headlines and the scientific research they cover. While headlines are designed to catch attention, many studies produce meaningful results when they focus on a narrow, specific question. So how can you figure out what’s a genuine health concern and what’s less conclusive? Jeff Leek and Lucy McGowan explain how to read past the headline. The activity includes a video, multiple choice and open-ended questions, additional resources to dig deeper, and a guided discussion.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
Want to get in shape? Don’t let out-dated advice hold you back. Too many teens (and adults) still believe hand-me-down advice that’s been repeated over and over but never proved by science. In this article, two fitness pros help you separate exercise fact from fiction.
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