LOGIC 4 - Logic and arguments - Fracking

Fracking is big in the news these days. You're often asked to sign petitions to prevent fracking when entering the library or grocery store. Should you sign? Is fracking good or bad? Who is it good for and who is it bad for?

Watch the videos below and then answer the questions. Email your answers with the subject line of "Life skills lesson 4 - Logic and arguments - Fracking - Are you for or against?"

Video: SciShow - Facts About Fracking

  1. Is there bias in this video? If so, is the bias for or against fracking?
  2. Identify any logical fallacies you can find in the video?
  3. What kinds of rhetoric were used in the video?

Video: CNN Explains: Fracking

  1. Is there bias in this video? If so, is the bias for or against fracking?
  2. Identify any logical fallacies you can find in the video?
  3. What kinds of rhetoric were used in the video?

Video: Hydraulic Fracturing 3D Animation

  1. Is there bias in this video? If so, is the bias for or against fracking?
  2. Identify any logical fallacies you can find in the video?
  3. What kinds of rhetoric were used in the video?
Video: Shale Gas and America's Future: Updated: Part 1
  1. Is there bias in this video? If so, is the bias for or against fracking?
  2. Identify any logical fallacies you can find in the video?
  3. What kinds of rhetoric were used in the video?

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