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Forming Evidence-based Conclusions and Debriefing CER in Science K-8

Mar 29, 2022 by Francis Vigeant

Key Learning Objectives:

  • What is a CER Conclusion
  • What Makes a Complete Conclusion
  • How to Write a CER Conclusion
  • How You Set Up Debriefing and Sharing Conclusions Matters
  • Tools: Motivation and Using Checkpoints and Concept Maps to Debrief Thinking

The focus of this article is on forming claim-evidence-reasoning (CER) conclusions and debriefing in NGSS Science - the fifth and last step in the KnowAtom lesson routine, and an important way to finish each lesson. When using the KnowAtom lesson routine, students discover phenomena, discuss it, and then try to answer a question or solve a problem related to it. With hands-on science instruction, students have the opportunity to be scientists and engineers, while they respond to real world problems and work together to solve them.

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Topics: Science Curriculum, Hands-On Tools

7 Tips For Successful Small Group Student Lab Work

Apr 25, 2014 by Nicole Lanoue

Building in-class time for small group work and labs can provide students with the opportunity to think critically and build hands-on knowledge in the STEM fields. Read on for 7 tips to maximize success!

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Topics: Hands-On Tools

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