In this assignment, you will apply what you learned about the scientific method to evaluate the validity of two
different health claims. There are three file attachments for this assignment. There you will find and read the
GetAnAnswerNow.com posting, a scientific article about zinc’s effect on colds, and a table with a short essay
question for you to fill out.
Read the Hemila, 2011, a published scientific paper, and the GetAnAnswerNow.com health claim, which is a
fictional posting on the internet.
Fill out the table titled “Evaluating Health Claims” to help you determine how scientific each claim is. The table
will help you to decide:
Which steps of the scientific method were used?
Which steps of the scientific method were not used?
Do you feel that the scientific method was sufficiently used in each article to give credibility to its claims? Why
or why not?