How can we tell if the government, news media, and internet are posting good information?
These are the things I taught my Junior High School Students about The Scientific Method of Investigation:
 Explore in an unprejudiced way.
 Discover Problem to work on.
Hypothesize: If this happens, then maybe it’s because of …
 Design Controlled Experiment to shed light on, and as a possible answer to hypothesis.
 Generalize: Use measured data resulting from experiment to explain results.
 Realize that experimental results are based on the setup used (the perspective) and only statistically significant. (Oh, yes, and your GENERALIZATION is only a DESCRIPTION and not the real thing.)