Have you ever wondered if Superman could really fly? What was
Spiderman's spidey sense? How did Wonder Woman's invisible jet work?
What does it really mean for something to be a scientific "fact"?
Explore how science works and what constitutes "good" science through
case studies drawn from a wide spectrum of people's experience, for
example superheros, movies, and real world issues such as global
warming. The case studies will provide the chance to act as science
critics as the students develop a better appreciation for science and
the scientific method.
This course won the 2011 "Best OCW User Experience" Award from Education Portal and was featured in the New York Times.