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Introduction to CER: Claim Evidence Reasoning Lesson with Examples- DIGITAL

Grade Levels
5th - 9th, Homeschool
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Use the CER method in science to help students understand material better and be able to support their ideas with evidence. This type of writing is helps students meet NGSS standards which require students to engage in argument from evidence.

My students ALWAYS forget to put evidence or data into their lab conclusions. Conclusions are always hard and this method makes it simple!

Included are a notes/ lesson page; with an example from actual experiments and a practice worksheet for students so you can assess their understanding of the CER method! The lesson is available as a fill in the blank notes page or reference sheet.

NEWLY INCLUDED: Extra practice page: Students evaluate 4 experiments and identify the Claim, Evidence and Reasoning for each.

NOW SET UP FOR DIGITAL and/ or DISTANCE LEARNING! File is a PDF, but not the student worksheet is available in google docs with editable boxes!

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Total Pages
6 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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