Download a free Scientific Explanations (Claim, Evidence, Reasoning) poster, suitable for printing for your classroom. If You Only Concentrate on One New Strategy, Make it CER Every science teacher understands the value of students being able to explain phenomena, not simply to define vocabulary words or to answer questions that require them to show what they have memorized. But teaching students to construct explanations is challenging. IQWST makes the process easier by supporting t...

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The CER framework divides explanations into three logical, manageable, & teachable components for middle school students: Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning.

"claims of fact assert that a condition has existed, exist or will exist and that their support consists of factual information" (170).

"claims of fact assert that a condition has existed, exist or will exist and that their support consists of factual information"

Claim Evidence and Reason Lesson

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Claim Evidence Reasoning Station Activity

Use this activity to drill your students on the skill of writing scientific explanations using the claims, evidence and reasoning framework.

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Claim, Evidence, Reasoning - Classroom Poster

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