Using the Argument Tool

Grades 6-8 / Science / NGSS

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Objective

Scaffold understanding of how to create an argument

Length

3 min

Questions to Consider

  • How does the argument tool help students process their thinking?
  • Why is it important to have students consider both sides of the argument?
  • How does the argument tool help students evaluate claims?

See the full playlist of the six videos in this NGSS series.

Thanks to Lawrence Hall of Science for their help with this project.

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  • Argument Tool.PDF

  • Argument Tool Rubric.PDF

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Teaching Practice Using the Argument Tool

Grades 6-8 / Science / Ngss

Using the Argument Tool