Fake News! An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Ages: 8 - 18 years
Group size: 3 - 8
Parents can join in (without charge)
About this experience

Do you worry about the influence of fake news, anti-science and pseudo-science on our children?

Don't leave it to chance! Join us for a two-hour introduction to critical thinking for children in the October half term.

We'll introduce the skills that children will need as they grow up to identify frauds, fake news, conspiracy theories and pseudo-science! Very few skills will be more important than this in the future.


Please message me using the purple contact mentor button and I will be happy to arrange a workshop for a group.

About your mentor

I'm a practising scientist with a background in experimental physics. I've been teaching coding and hacking workshops to children since 2015, as Venture Coders and more recently Genius Brighton. Promotion of science and communicating scientific topics to non-scientists is something I deeply believe in. Ensuring that people, in particular children, have the skills to recognise frauds and fakes, and to question what they see and read, is I believe one of our greatest responsibilities.

Strengths you may develop

Learning aims
To recognise fake news online and in social media.
To be more curious and questioning when presented with extraordinary claims.
To recognise and question logical fallacies.
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My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. The customer may cancel within 14 days of the booking confirmation, and I will provide a refund. I will deduct from the refund a pro-rata sum for experience sessions already attended, and any one-off costs I have incurred in preparing to provide the experience to the student. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

  • Cancel up to 5 days before a block begins and receive a 100% refund.

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This experience is offered by Andrew

I'm a practising scientist living in West Sussex with three children, a dog and a cat.