Lesson 8: Developing a Persuasive Argument
In this lesson, students examine their data and construct an argument that answers their original research question. Students apply what they have been learning about behavioral adaptations to make sense of their bioacoustics data. After analyzing their data in groups and writing up their arguments, they present their research studies to the class, including their research question, methodology, and conclusions from their data. As part of these presentations, the class will discuss the validity of the different groups’ claims and whether they are supported by the data collected from the field as well as the various science concepts they have been learning in class.
Center for Urban Resilience, "Lesson Plan: Developing a Persuasive Scientific Argument" (2021). Module 07: Animal Adaptation & Behavior. 5.