Teacher's Toolkit: Scientific Explanations and Arguments: Supporting Students With Explicit Reasoning in Argumentation

by: Andrew Falk and Lauren Brodsky

This column provides how-to strategies and practical advice for the science teacher. This month’s issue describes a framework for understanding the basic structure of reasoning in scientific arguments, illustrating it with examples drawn from classroom activities, and offers some initial strategies for introducing reasoning and supporting students in making their reasoning explicit.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2014Stock # ss14_038_02_10Volume 038Issue 02

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