three activities are designed to
Help students think critically about the pseudoscience of astrology.
Become familiar with the kind of statistical testing that scientists
do to evaluate hypotheses.
Chart Sun sign horoscopes for other famous people like U.S. senators,
world leaders, or actors, who might be expected to have common
The final activity, where students try to identify their own horoscope
from an unidentified group of horoscopes, works best with larger
groups of students.
If you plan to do this activity with a class, get the school library
to order the books suggested in advance. (Most school libraries
will not have these.)