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Claim-Evidence-Reasoning in Science

Claim-Evidence-Reasoning in Science

This week in Science we moved into looking at natural hazards, and everyone is excited to share what they know about earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, etc and all the damage they inflict. Over the next weeks we will definitely increase our knowledge about how these geologic threats significantly alter human populations, activities, buildings, and land and we will explore the fact that humans cannot eliminate natural hazards but can take steps to reduce their impact.

However, underlying this exploration of natural hazards will also be some very important work around the practice of making a claim about an issue or about the merits of a solution, and backing that claim up with evidence (from observations, data, or texts) and also with clear reasoning....