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Pseudoscience Task

Pseudoscience Task
Walt: Find and link information across a range of texts

Work on this Doc together with a partner.

What was the author’s main message in pseudoscience
Big brands tell people false facts to make more people buy the product.

What are some of the differences between scientists and advertisers?
They discover new things.
Think of ideas to advertise the product.

Write 3 sentences explaining something new you’ve learned from this reading.
In 2004, big blackcurrant company Ribena was fined 210 thousand dollars for the misleading vitamin C commercials.
Back in World War 2, The British government was telling soldiers to eat carrots because it can give you better eyesight. This was true because of vitamin A but eating more carrots won’t enhance your eyesight.
In 2014, a newspaper was telling people that eating chocolate can improve your memory, and they weren’t wrong, because in the cocoa beans, there was this chemical called flavanols that can improve memory, but the process of making chocolate bars will destroy the flavanols.

True or False
Slide/Page Number
A pseudonym is a false name
The book says “a “pseudonym” is a false name that people use
instead of their real name.”
Blackcurrants have vitamin D
They do have a lot of vitamin D but the drink does not have any.
Flavanols help people remember things

Flavanols are in cocoa beans.
Scientists critique each other
The books says “Scientists write so their work and ideas can be
critiqued by other scientists.”
Carrots have vitamin A
The book says “Carrots have vitamin
A in them, and vitamin A is
important for healthy eyes.
But eating extra carrots won’t
improve your night vision.”

Carrots help us see in the dark
While carrot do have vitamin A, they don’t give us the fact they we still can’t see in the dark.

Writers Festival

On one Tuesday morning. The extension group went to the writers festival. And this is how it went.

In the early cold breeze was the festival, at the Aotea centre theater.

There were 4 authors: Jason Reynolds, Mary-anne Scott, Johanna Emeney and Sarah Laing & Dahlia and Mani Malaeulu.

My favourite was Jason Reynolds, because I like how he makes everyone laugh. And his books look interesting.

The theater was very big. I had a fear of heights and we were on the balcony of the theater, but the view was great.