Summer Programs

Skeptic Society

Skeptic Society - Course Description

The Skeptic Society is a 2-week course (4x/week) aimed at Middle School-aged students. What exactly is a skeptic? Skepticism is the application of reason to any and all ideas. It is a method, not a position. Skeptics should go into an investigation with an open mind. Modern skepticism is embodied in the scientific method that involves gathering data to test explanations for natural phenomena (Skeptic Magazine, 2006).
Sample Week:
  • Session 1: Intro to Skepticism and What is Pseudoscience?
  • Session 2: What is a Skeptic? and Urban Legends (Urban Legend assignment)
  • Session 3: The most popular skeptical event: UFOs including Alien Visitors, Crop Circles, the Moon Landing “Hoax” and more (UFO photography assignment)
  • Session 4: Psychic Readings and Ghosts (Ghost photography assignment)

Course Information

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  • Skeptic Society: $300

    Week 1: July 7th - July 10th
    Week 2: July 13th - July 16th
    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Grades 6-8

    Please note that there is a 20 student limit.
Lower School: 11052 Independence Avenue
Middle and Upper School: 20801 Rinaldi Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311  | 818.882.8121
Sierra Canyon School is a private, independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12 located in Chatsworth, California. The highly cosmopolitan campus community is reflective of the Greater Los Angeles area and the world at large. Students are empowered to realize their greatest creative, ethical, intellectual and physical promise through small class sizes, a diverse student-teacher culture and a family-like environment.