You have done a Google search to check on a claim made by a notable celebrity that challenges a prominent scientific theory. You don't know much about science but this is something you've heard before and you've decided that its time to learn about it. The claim is: "Climate Change isn't real. It was invented to hurt American businesses."
You have done two searches- one search was climate change real and another search was climate change fake.
The following are websites that came up on the first page of results for both Google searches.
Using CRAAP to help you evaluate, you will determine a source is credible or not credible.
Working in groups of two or three, click the links above to view each source. Select two sources from the list. One of the sources should be a “good source,” and the other source should be a “bad source.” Using the worksheet on the back of the CRAAP handout, evaluate each source and give it a score for each of the criteria. Working as a team, report out and explain why you have determined that the source is either “good” or “bad" .
Here is an example:
One of the reasons this source isn't reliable is that it lacks authority. The author makes assumptions about the behavior of autistic children but isn't an expert in autism, child behavioral psychology, or a related field. He/she also does not cite any experts in the field.
Currency: the timeliness of the information
Relevance: the importance of the information for your needs
Authority: the source of the information
Accuracy: the reliability, truthfulness, and correctness of the content,
Purpose: the reason the information exists
By scoring each category on a scale from 1 to 10 (1 = worst, 10=best possible) you can give each site a grade on a 50 point scale for how high-quality it is!
45 - 50 Excellent | 40 - 44 Good | 35 - 39 Average | 30 - 34 Borderline Acceptable | Below 30 - Unacceptable