This is a set of explore activity that can be used to help build skills for NGSS: SEP Constructing Explanations. A card sort provides students with meaningful opportunities to work collaboratively.
In this card sort students are challenged to figure out statements or questions that best fit into five categories: Research Question, Claim, Evidence, Reasoning or Not Needed for four different research topics.
I print out the decks on to card stock for more durability and make one set per group of 4-5 students.
Modifications for lower and higher students are included in the teacher notes.
Cover, TOU (3 pages)
Teacher Notes 1 page
Card Sort- 4 different topics, with 3 evidence cards and 1-2 reasoning cards each with mods for high/low students (total of 4 pages)
Answer Key (2 pages)
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