Fact vs. Opinion… what is the difference?

A recent article by Nick Clairmont on BigThink.com addresses the big question of what is fact and what is opinion. As students enter into classes and participate in activities and discussions, they are often asked to support their stance or arguments with facts. After reading the article, it seems that fact is often viewed as socially or culturally accepted opinion.

Take a look at the article, and decide if you think of fact and opinion in the same way. As you read, try to imagine yourself as a student struggling with this same question. If your students came across this article, and asked you about it, what would you like to tell them?