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.

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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

The Wrong Stuff, Science that seemed a good idea at the time, Ian B Dunne, Do Science Ltd
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