Decision-Making Matrix and CER Activity (John's Sandwich Dilemma!)

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5th - 8th
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This activity has students utilizing a simple "rated" decision-making matrix to create a claim with evidence and reasoning. Students are provided a problem regarding which sandwich John should buy and then provided some options from which to choose based on specific criteria.

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4 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.
Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.


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