Tell students that Activity 1 (Constructing an Argument) of the lesson Will the Air Be Clean Enough To Breathe? introduces the structure of the scientific argumentation they will be asked to do in the rest of the lesson. Tell students that Activity 1 will give them practice with analyzing a data set and making a good scientific argument from the evidence. Encourage students to review the questions and example best answers provided in Activity 1 before starting on the current activity.
Subjects & Disciplines
- General science
- create a good scientific argument in the context of air quality science
- Inquiry-based learning
- Self-directed learning
- Self-paced learning
This activity targets the following skills:
21st Century Student Outcomes
- Learning and Innovation Skills
What You’ll Need
Materials You Provide
- Computers with Internet connection
The resources are also available at the top of the page.
- Internet Access: Required
Recommended Prior Activities
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry claim Verb
to state as the truth.
measure of the amount of a substance or grouping in a specific place.
crop yield Noun
material produced by a farmer or farm, usually measured in weight per hectare.
data that can be measured, observed, examined, and analyzed to support a conclusion.
form of oxygen that absorbs ultraviolet radiation.
chemical or other substance that harms a natural resource.
type of grain.