the Exploring Imaginary Worlds site, people of all ages
will find activities, investigations and fun and games for
the magical places of fiction. Included in the features
are Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, the Teletubbies and
variety of contests have been organized for young people.
The contests take place throughout the year. Interested
participants are invited to send in entries and have their
work featured here on the Young Skeptics web site. They
may also win prizes!
present we are featuring an investigative program for young
people called "Tame the Wilds of Cyberspace."
By surfing the internet and exploring the many claims and
phenomena that are encountered in the virtual world, participants
will develop useful investigative skills.
will be including ideas here for science fair projects that
have been culled from the pages of Skeptical
Inquirer magazine and the Skeptical
Briefs newsletter. Other ideas will also be included
that have been created specifically for the Young Skeptics
Program or have been contributed to the Program by volunteers.
Students may find ideas and resources here for their own
like the Exploring
Imaginary Worlds project, the travel adventures section
hopes to grow to include fun and worthwhile material on
all of the wonderful places in the world that have at one
time or another been associated with paranormal claims.
Young people are invited to help us build this area and
also surf through the interesting pages already created.
we are creating online scavenger hunts that focus on the
basic principles of critical thinking, the process of science,
and general skepticism. Other scavenger hunts being developed
will explore particular subjects and also be developed as
activities that can be organized within the community.
the fun and games section you will find a variety of activities
and links that are both entertaining and educational. We
hope to add to this section significantly in the future.
future activity of the Young Skeptics Program, and in coordination
with skeptical investigation materials, Reality Check will
provide a guide to help young people navigate through the
information and phenomena they encounter on a daily basis
- helping to develop the critical thinking skills to separate
the good from the bad and the bogus.