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T is for Thinking: the ICYouSee Guide To Critical Thinking

Hydraulic Fracturing, Weighing the EnvironmeRisks: a Web Site Evaluation Assignment

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Part One

Consider the topic of Fracking. Take a brief look at all of the following five sites to get a sense of which ones are reliable sources of information.

  1. The Environmental Benefits of Fracking
  2. Potential Health and Environmental Effects of Hydrofracking
  3. Pros and Cons of Fracking
  4. Fracking’s Environmental Impacts: Water
  5. Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources
  6. Hydraulic Fracturing: Critical for Energy Production, Jobs, and Economic Growth

Part Two

Once you have looked at all the sites, select two of them to evaluate more thoroughly. Think about the criteria and questions that have been discussed. You may use this evaluation checklist to help you complete the assignment.

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ICYouSee T is for Thinking
John R. Henderson
Last modified: September 26, 2023