The Argument-Driven Inquiry series helps teachers make labs much more active and engaging for their students. The investigations teach students to use argument to construct, support, and evaluate scientific claims of their own and others. Students will dig into important content as they gain a better understanding of the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas of the Next Generation Science Standards. These investigations will also enable students to develop the skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards and practice reading, writing, speaking, and using math in the context of science.
The books include reproducible student pages, teacher notes, checkout questions, and standards-alignment matrices, so teachers have everything they need to start incorporating these authentic experiences in their classrooms. Students will have the opportunity to design their own methods, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Each book has a companion Student Lab Manual that includes everything students need to complete the investigations.