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 3.5 Assessing the Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Plants to assess your students’ thinking at this point in the unit. . At this point, they have concluded their “up the triangle” journey, and in Lessons 4-5 they will head “down the triangle” for the application sequence.
Have the students store their 3.5 Evidence-Based Arguments Tool for Plants in the same place as their Expressing Ideas and Predictions Tools so they can be easily revisited.