Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Drawing Conclusions with CER - Section 1: Engage

 

I regularly have my students write in science.  I explain to them that scientists must be able to communicate clearly in writing.  I introduce the CER format to students as a way to help them focus their writing and to give them targets for how to accomplish this.  Numerous resources are available for learning more about the CER process.  These are a few of the resources that I used to develop this lesson.

Inquiry and Scientific Explanations: Helping Students Use Evidence and Reasoning - An article by Katherine L. McNeill, Boston College & Joseph Krajcik, University of Michigan.

Designing Science Inquiry: Claim + Evidence + Reasoning = Explanation from Edutopia

How Do You Know That -- Helping Students Write About Claims and Evidence - from an NSTA webinar

  Writing Across the Disciplines: Writing in Science
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Drawing Conclusions with CER

Unit 8: Science Fair
Lesson 7 of 13

Objective: SWBAT solidify their conclusions regarding their science fair using Claims-Evidence-Reasoning.

Big Idea: In this lesson students will learn the Claims-Evidence-Reasoning (CER) format and use it to develop a conclusion.

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