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Animals | Activity 3.3

Activity 3.3: Evidence-Based Arguments about Mealworms Eating (50 min)

Students use evidence from their mealworms eating investigation to form arguments about what happened in the Evidence-Based Arguments Process Tool.

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Setup

Print one copy of 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Mealworms Eating for each student. Make sure that the 3.2 Mealworms Investigation Class Results 11 x 17 Poster (or 3.2 Mealworms Investigation Class Results Spreadsheet) from the previous activity is available. Prepare a computer with an overhead projector to display the 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Mealworms Eating PPT.

Directions

1. Use the instructional model to show students where they are in the course of the unit.

Assessment

During the class discussion, listen for students making connections to the investigation and their arguments. Are they drawing on observations from the investigation, or from other sources of knowledge and experience? Use the 3.3 Assessing the Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Mealworms Eating to assess your students’ thinking at this point in the unit. At this point they have concluded their “up the triangle” inquiry journey, and are headed “down the triangle” for the application sequence.

Tips

Have the students store their 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Mealworms Eating in the same place as their Expressing Ideas and Predictions Tools so they can be easily revisited.