#SciStuChat

Cheating in the Olympics

What: --Chat with scientists about cheating in the Olympics.

When: --Thursday, Sept 29 at 9pm EDT

Where: --On #SciStuChat on Twitter

Some of the 6 questions for tonight's chat!

Q1 Share examples of cheating in the Olympics & how it is connected to science. #scistuchat


Q2 Share a form of doping used to gain advantage in competition & how it effects the body. #scistuchat


Q3 Why is preventing cheating in the Olympics so difficult- especially when it comes to doping? #scistuchat

The Olympics has just wrapped up - Did everyone play fair?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-scientific-american-guide-to-cheating-in-the-olympics/ by @billgifford


Check out this article by Bill Gifford in Scientific American. Mr. Gifford explores the history and methods of cheating in the Olympics.

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Tips for Preparing for the chat!

Consider using the QFT: Question Formulation Technique to help students develop open and closed questions after reading the resources. This supports student thinking about the topic while also encouraging the process of inquiry. Students can take their questions into the chat to engage in discussion with science experts and peers from around the world!
#scistuchat participation

Sample questions for the chat.