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Wondering what the new NGSS standards look like? Here is a great example of Claim, Evidence, Reasoning. This two page activity first shows students (and you) an excellent example of a claim, evidence to support that claim, and reasoning. Students have a template to use for formatting their own CER statements in the future. The second page of the activity is called "What's in the Box?" or film canister is what I used. Prior to students coming, place a small object in the box. Have several small objects out on the lab table for students to see. You can use items such as paperclips, marbles, small toy animals, push pins, erasers, etc. Students will make a claim as to what small object they believe is in the box, use evidence to support their claim based on their observations and justify it with reasoning. Great activity, students enjoy it!