Arguing from Evidence (051017)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

Alexander T. Pond Science & Engineering Resource Center
118 Frelinghuysen Rd.
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Argumentation is a process for reaching agreements about explanations and design solutions. In science, reasoning and argument based on evidence are essential in identifying the best explanation for a natural phenomenon. In engineering, reasoning and argument are needed to identify the best solution to a design problem. Join us as we investigate a phenomenon, test a design and construct a model to provide a mechanism for an explanation. Like scientists and engineers, you will engage in argumentation when investigating the phenomenon, testing a design solution, resolving questions about measurements, building data models, and using evidence to evaluate claims. Participants will get the opportunity to infuse their existing lesson plans with arguing from evidence as a practice.