Sesame Street Picnic: An Introductory Activity to Claims, Evidence, and Rationale

by: Dawn Del Carlo and Brittany Flokstra

Recent calls for reform in K–16 STEM education not only emphasize mastery of content, but also call for students to engage in the scientific practice of making evidence-based claims, or scientific argumentation. However, students often struggle to separate the process of argumentation from the complexities of the content. The authors present an introductory activity that models the process of data analysis and scientific argumentation that uses a simple puzzle based on the characters of Sesame Street.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2017Stock # jcst17_046_03_47Volume 046Issue 03

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