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Activity 3.3: Evidence-Based Arguments about Bread Molding (50 min)
Target Student Performance
Students (a) use data from their investigations to develop evidence-based arguments about how matter moves and changes and how energy changes when bread molds, and (b) identify unanswered questions about matter movement and matter and energy change that the data are insufficient to address.
Resources You Provide
- (from previous lesson) 3.2 Observing Bread Molding Worksheet
- 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Bread Molding (1 per student)
- 3.3 Assessing the Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Bread Molding
- 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Bread Molding PPT
- Instructional Model Poster (1 per class)
- Three Questions Handout (Color Version)
- Three Questions Handout (BW Version)
- (from previous lesson) Bread Mold Class Results 11 x 17 Poster OR Bread Mold Class Results Spreadsheet
- Learning Tracking Tool for Decomposers
- Assessing the Learning Tracking Tool for Decomposers
Print one copy of 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Bread Molding for each student. Make sure that the Bread Mold Class Results 11 x 17 Poster (or Spreadsheet) from the previous activity is available. Prepare a computer with an overhead projector to display the 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Bread Molding PPT
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 Grading the Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Bread Molding 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.
Have the students store their 3.3 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Bread Molding in the same place as their Expressing Ideas and Predictions Tools so they can be easily revisited.