Use criteria to develop reasonable hypotheses about actions we can take to address climate change.
The ability to develop a reasonable hypothesis is an important skill. In this activity, students use criteria and a thinking strategy to identify and develop reasonable hypotheses related to actions that they could take to address climate change. These thinking tools can be used by students to develop a reasonable hypothesis in multiple contexts. While this activity uses examples related to climate change, other examples could be used to help nurture the competency of questioning and predicting.
Practice identifying and developing reasonable hypotheses related to other topics in either science or other subjects.
Throughout the activity consider how well students:
Guide students in using the “Assessing my ability to develop a reasonable hypothesis” rubric during the activity.
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