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Interstellar (2014)

 
Concept featured in clip: Thinking skeptically and using reasoning to weigh evidence
Location of clip: (DVD)


Summary of clip: Although there is a mountain of evidence that we went to the moon, without thinking critically or accepting what others say without “weighing the evidence” some individuals will accept false statements.

Connection of flickclip to the concept: This could be a great engage for talking about thinking skeptically and using reasoning to weigh evidence and decide on credibility.
Suggestions to teachers:

Questions to ask after viewing:
If you could debate with the teacher in this movie clip, how would you support your argument that humans have been to the moon?
As a scientist, when you evaluate the “validity” of a claim, how do you decide an argument is well supported? How do you decide if a source is credible and whether this source can be trusted to provide unbiased, truthful information?