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:


The Guidelines:

Exemplar Webquests:

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)
Can Cracking Your Knuckles Cause Arthritis? (Students from 2016-2017)

Honors A&P 2017-2018
Oatmeal Baths? Flip or Flop? by TC
Can Cell Phones Cause Cancer? by JG, DL, and BT
Does Junk Food Give You Acne? by AR
Knowing the Brain by AP
Fact or Fiction - Determining Sex of the Baby by LP and PDIs Shaving Your Legs Useless in Cold Weather? by SM and BVShould You Sleep with a Concussion? by JB, AD, and ADDoes Cracking Joints Cause Arthritis? by BH and RNCan Your Dietary Needs Be Fulfilled by a Vegan Diet? by RMDo Cell Phones Cause Cancer? by SZEating Before Swimming by NBDoes an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away? by BOMedical Myth Concussions and Sleep by JWDoes Chewing Gum Really Take 7 Years to Digest? by AMReading in Little Light Will Damage Your Eyes Myth by SD and BLDoes Eating Turkey Make You Tired? by MHCan You Really Catch up on Sleep? by ASDoes Reading in Dim Lighting Damage Eyes? by YKChicken Noodle Soup by JDCan an Ear Piercing Cure Your Migraines? by ML and LODoes Sitting Too Close to the TV Damage Your Eyes? by LG and JTAre Vaccines a Cause of Autism? by KD and HCCan Deodorant Cause Breast Cancer? by MS and KPHair Growth After Shaving by RRSuicide Correlation with Holidays by SC and KHMystery of Gum by KD, DN, and JDCold Weather Makes You Sick by ANCosmetology in the Coffin by MN and CMMystery of Cracking Your Knuckles by MG10% Are You for Real? by JD