Honors A&P...Debunking Medical Myths Like It's Our Job!


Getting Started:
  • To create your medical myth page, click on "New Page" on the left. Give it a snappy (short and sweet) title.
  • To edit your page, use the toolbar editor on the top of the page. It works very much like Microsoft Word. Make sure to SAVE!!!
  • From this point on, your page will appear on the left side of the WikiSpace under "Home."
  • If you need help, use the help link at the top of the page.
  • Have some creative, educational fun!
Before you start your search, it's important you know how to evaluate the usefulness of a website. Here are some points to consider when deciding to use a certain site as a your source:
  1. Authorship
  2. Publishing body
  3. Point of view or bias
  4. Referral to other sources
  5. Verifiability
  6. Currency

~From Johns Hopkins University (Elizabeth E. Kirk)

As an example, just check out these websites:

http://descy.50megs.com/descy/webcred/webcred/dhmo.html
http://www.rythospital.com/2008/

The Guidelines:



Exemplar Webquests:

http://www.amphi.com/teachers/crobson/anatomy_webquest.html
http://www.nashua-plainfield.k12.ia.us/projects/julielisa/
Carrots = Bionic vision? (Student from 2009-2010)Snap, Crackle, Pop! (Students from 2010-2011)Ten Percent Brain Power (Students from 2012-2013)Little Light = Damaged Eyesight (Students from 2012-2013)Are Childhood Vaccinations to Blame for Rising Autism Rates? (Students from 2014-15)Does Warm Milk Really Make You Sleepy? (Students from 2015-2016)


2016-2017 Webquests

Block 3

Determining the Gender of Unborn Children by IM and EP
The Reality of ADHD by SG
Do You Really Have to Wait Thirty Minutes After You Eat to Swim? by AD and MC
Does an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctors Away? by BN
Ten Percent of the Brain Myth by HM and CK
Does Shaving Make Hair Grow Back Faster? by KN and PR
Light vs. Eyesight by NE and KK
Vaccines Make You Sick by NK and AK
Eight Glasses of Water a Day by RP
Can Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis? by CA and EH
Does Eating at Night Make You Fat? by AP and LB
Does Sitting on a Toilet Seat Give You an STD? by SO and CM
Twins DO NOT Skip a Generation by NS and SS
Does Gum Really Stay in Your Stomach for 7 Years? by SP and MR

Block 7

Is it Safe to Sleep if You Have a Concussion? by JC
Does Eating Chocolate Cause Acne? by VS and MN
Sobriety Squad by BM, KB, and JO
Does Sneezing Make Your Heart Stop? by RF and JE
Is Waking a Sleepwalker Really Dangerous? by GZ and ZS
Does Reading in Little Light Really Damage Your Eyesight? by DU
What Percent of Our Brains Do We Actually Use? by JL
Can a Vaccine Cause Your Child to Develop Autism? by KF
Shaving Hair Scare by AM and EM
Does the Cold Give You a Cold? by DM
Does Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis? by RW