Create a Claim
Creating One or More Claims
As soon as students have gathered enough evidence, the teacher shows them how to create a claim. A claim could be created by the teams themselves without a teacher’s direct instruction. Because this is the first experience for the class with the Showing Evidence Tool, the teacher decides he wants all students to investigate one claim before proposing one of their own:
- Radon gas is seeping into the house, colliding with other air molecules. The family is getting cancer from breathing in the radon.
Students can then suggest a different claim, and can present their ideas to the teacher.
The teacher demonstrates how to create a claim and explains the type of information that goes in each field.