Next Generation Science Standards:*
HS-ESS2-3: Develop a model based on evidence of Earth’s interior to describe the cycling of matter by thermal convection.
5E Model Phase: Elaborate
Science and Engineering Practice: Engaging In Argument From Evidence
Learning Target: Students will identify examples of claims, evidence, and reasoning.
Success Criteria: I can identify examples of claims, evidence, and reasoning.
Learning Target: Students will connect reasoning to evidence to support a claim.
Success Criteria: I can connect reasoning to evidence to support a claim.
Provide each student group with the Exploring Evidence Directions, Help Card, and complete set of C-E-R cards. (To increase the difficulty of this activity, remove the Reasoning cards. Ask students to provide their own reasoning to connect each piece of Evidence to the appropriate Claim.)*
Each student will need the activity analysis worksheet.
Students would benefit from having already addressed ESS1.C regarding the history of Planet Earth, but it’s not absolutely necessary. Because this is an Elaborate activity, students should have participated in Explore and Explain activities that introduced evidence for Earth’s structure like seismic waves, Earth’s magnetic field, and the composition of meteorites.
Students will sort cards into Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning piles. There are two Claims provided. They will identify which pieces of Evidence and Reasoning support each of the Claims.
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