Claim Evidence Reasoning What do the terms claim, evidence, and reasoning make you think of? How to Scientists’ Think They think using a series of methodical process of forming claims, doing research to collect evidence, and then using scientific principals to form reasoning. CER Model Claim Evidence Reasoning • a statement that answers a question • observations, data tables, graphs, pictures that support the claim • scientific principles, readings, formulas that describe why the evidence supports the claim Science is everywhere! • Science is not something that scientists do behind closed doors in labs. • We all use science and its processes in daily mundane life to answer questions and to form thinking. For Example • If the Focus Question is, “Who is the best NFL quarterback? • Lets use the CER model to answer this nonscientific question…. CER Model • Claim: Drew Brees is the best quarterback in the NFL. CER Model Evidence: His completion percentage is 59.4 and he has 36 touchdowns in his career from 20122013. The evidence includes data. CER Model Reasoning: According to Sports Illustrated, Drew Brees is able to adjust to the defense during the game and come back with a different plan of attack. You may use information from text to support your claim and evidence. We use science everyday to make decisions and form our thinking. So technically, we all are scientists!!! Learning Check Which one of the following do you believe best represents the definition for a “claim”? A. A statement that expresses the answer or conclusion to a question or problem. B. A question that somebody might ask. C. A response to a question. D. A statement that does NOT answer a question. Learning Check Which one of the following do you believe best represents the definition for “evidence”? A. Information that does not appropriately support the claim. B. A statement that answers a question. C. Scientific data that supports the claim. D. A question that supports the claim. Learning Check Which one of the following do you believe best represents the definition for “reasoning”? A. A graph and a data table B. A collection of scientific principles, textual information, and prior knowledge that supports the claim. C. A statement that answers a question. D. The objective of the lesson.