So I really appreciate the lessons I've learned from "Rationality", but I wish I had learned them earlier in life. We are now homeschooling my kids, and I want to volunteer to teach my kids plus others who are interested lessons about thinking rationally.
Does anyone have recommendations on how to put together a curriculum which gets at the core ideas of rationality, but is oriented towards young kids? Some criteria:
Children will likely range from 7-11, meaning they should be simple concepts and require very little prior knowledge and only the simplest math.
Lessons should be interactive.
Lessons should include TRUE experiments (not just doing fun stuff with chemicals).
Lessons should be fun and appealing enough that parents will want to sign their kids up.
Any other suggestions on the course (wording that will be appealing without sounding too "nerdy" or alarming to the conservative types who usually homeschool) are welcome.
UPDATE: the Inflection Point Curriculum appears to be the middle school version of what I am looking to do: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tcUJXRlZXeKjAWeU9Y37FcPKv3lj6PsX/view?usp=sharing
I currently envision the course as a combination of game type exercises like Credence Calibration, Zendo, and Meta-Forms, and experiments like adjusting the air composition of a room and investigating bernoulli effects using things like paper and shower curtains. Other ideas: investigating citrus batteries, water absorption by celery, and the light spectrum of various sources as split by a prism.