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Fake Science

PSEUDOSCIENCE An activity resembling science but based on false or misleading assumptions. Pseudoscience may make claims that can’t be tested and proven.
SCIENCE A way of acquiring knowledge. The goal of science is to gain a better understanding of nature and the universe.
MAGIC The art of producing illusions or accomplishing a seemingly impossible act. Magic uses clever, tricky, and misleading techniques.
ELECTRONS Small, negatively charged atomic particles. Lightning results when electrons build up large amounts of energy in clouds.
PSYCHIC Term used to describe a person who regularly uses, or who appears to be especially gifted with the ability to see, hear, and feel by use of senses other than the natural senses possessed by everyone else.
ASTROLOGY A pseudoscience that claims to be able to predict the future by the positioning or alignment of the stars and planets. It is a type of fortune-telling based on the position of the stars and planets.
CONSTELLATIONS A pattern of stars in the sky named for a person, animal, or object (usually from mythology). There are 88 officially recognized constellations, most created by early Greek, Egyptian, and Babylonian astronomers.
HOROSCOPE A chart that shows the positions of planets at the time of someone’s birth. The horoscope may also include the positions of the sun, moon, and constellations.



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