at Xploration Day

Fact or myth?

Everyone loves Mythbusters because they solved some of the most talked about mysteries in our culture. What makes them unique is the fact that they solve these mysteries using the scientific method. Each week, we will look at some of the most pervasive myths in modern culture and attempt to prove or "bust" them in this exciting hands-on science course. Looking at myths, rumors and traditional stories through a lens of skeptical inquiry, you will design experiments that will use the scientific method to test their validity. You will also learn to pay attention to the quantitative treatment of experimental data and tests of statistical significance so you can move from “gut feel” toward scientific accuracy. All of this will help hone your reasoning skills and sense of observation to become a junior Mythbuster Scientist.