Scientific Argumentation in Biology
30 Classroom Activities
Develop your secondary school students’ understanding of argumentation and evidence-based reasoning with this comprehensive book. Like three guides in one, Scientific Argumentation in Biology combines theory, practice and biology content.
It starts by giving you solid background in why students need to be able to go beyond expressing mere opinions when making research-related biology claims. Then it provides 30 thoroughly field-tested activities your students can use when learning to
- propose, support and evaluate claims
- validate or refute them on the basis of scientific reasoning
- craft complex written arguments.
Detailed teacher notes suggest specific ways in which you can use the activities to enrich and supplement (not replace) what you’re doing in biology class already.
Scientific Argumentation is an invaluable resource for learning more about argumentation and designing related lessons. You’ll find it ideal for helping your students learn standards-based content; improve their biological practices; explain, interpret and evaluate evidence; and acquire the habits of mind to become more proficient in science.
|Publish date||2016-04-07 00:00:00|
|Partner Name||National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)|
|Key Learning Area||Science|