Science Literacy Week 2020 is here! Click to read more.

Can you tell the science myth from science fact?

Have your parents every convinced you to have that heavy winter coat because “the cold will make you sick?” Have they also told you that drinking alcohol kills your brains cells?

We’ve all heard these claim — or similar ones — before. They are false claims. Myths. The truth of the matter is that many science misconceptions are still widespread and misinforming people everyday.

So let’s debunk some.

We’ve included a quiz below with ten questions. Some are facts, some are fiction. See how well you do compared to other UBC students! Don't understand why you got a question wrong? Don't worry we have you covered.