My goal in presenting this class is to spark the kids' imaginations, and to illustrate the tools and processes that go into good science in a fun and engaging way. While the module is good for evaluating paranormal claims, it really shines as an easy-to-utilize way to get kids working on and evaluating the scientific method.
As a project-based learning activity, the kids will be working through all the steps from setting up the conditions, to testing, and then analyzing the results. We'll be dealing with a wide scope of issues, such as how to assure accuracy, when to count tests or discard, and how to keep pre-conceived notions from skewing results. Bonus points if we can demonstrate an actual case that ESP exists, because then we'll apply for the JREF Million Dollar Challenge!
Check out the other classroom materials available on the JREF site, all free for download, along with the other educational resources, including apps, videos and workshops.