The Next Generation Science Standards ask students to engage in scientific argument. What does that mean? What is scientific argument? Recite or sing this verse to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell” to help your students define and understand the process and purpose of scientific argument. Use “Scientific Argument Defined” as a unique, exciting, and interesting starting point for whole group, small group, and independent work. This verse creates a mindset and can be used as an introduction to any and every science investigation! This verse provides a framework for stating claims and supporting evidence for any and every scientific investigation!