The Big Bang Theory: An Evidence-Based Argument

What evidence supports the big bang theory? Individuals analyze scholarly resources about the the theory and develop arguments backed by evidence. They brainstorm, share ideas, watch a video, and read articles to complete a graphic organizer. Then, they write an argumentative, five-paragraph essay revising their work using a provided checklist and a peer review.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have scholars participate in authentic research
  • Practice persuasive writing skills in a science course
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects pupils have experience in argumentative writing
  • Topic might be sensitive for some learners

  • Comprehensive guide with pacing, student handouts, and rubrics
  • Introduces the big bang theory with a variety of sources

  • None
Common Core