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Arguing from Evidence in Middle School Science : 24 Activities for Productive Talk and Deeper Learning
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Teaching your students to think like scientists starts here!
Use this straightforward, easy-to-follow guide to give your students the scientific practice of critical thinking today's science standards require. Ready-to-implement strategies and activities help you effortlessly engage students in arguments about competing data sets, opposing scientific ideas, applying evidence to support specific claims, and more.
Use these 24 activities drawn from the physical sciences, life sciences, and earth and space sciences to:
- Engage students in 8 NGSS science and engineering practices
- Establish rich, productive classroom discourse
- Extend and employ argumentation and modeling strategies
- Clarify the difference between argumentation and explanation