The Wrong Stuff, Science that seemed a good idea at the time

The Wrong Stuff, Science that seemed a good idea at the time

The Wrong Stuff From Aristotle to Piltdown man, scientific ideas that seemed right at the time but have since turned out to be very wrong. Phlogiston, Phrenology, Hollow Earth and the shrinking earth and many other bright ideas are laughed at now because the scientific method proved them wrong. But it's a good idea to see what we can learn from the mistakes of others.

A show developed as Science comedy for grown ups but I have versions that work with younger people do, it's just important not to confuse them.

Curriculum links

More of a grown up talk but if you really want some, lots including

Living things and their habitats

Plants

Animals

Forces

Electricity

Evolution and inheritance

Seasonal changes, Earth in Space

Scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding

The nature, processes and methods of science


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