Construct an Argument using CER – Google Slides Interactive Lesson



A 27 slide introduction on how to construct an argument using CER.


Topics covered by this construct an argument CER presentation include:

  • What is a claim?
  • What is scientific evidence?
  • What is scientific reasoning?
  • A rubric for claim, evidence, and reasoning


This is an interactive lesson with several slides requiring student interaction. You can have students type in the presentation itself by making a copy for each student or connect to interactive presentation apps such as Nearpod or Peardeck.


This lesson is compatible for student paced or instructor paced presentation.


Purchase includes a printable PDF file in color. On page 2 of this resource you will find a link to a student friendly Google Slide version of this file. You will be able to copy this file and use it with Google Classroom or any other paperless initiative.


Students will:

  • practice writing claims using provided evidence and scientific questions
  • using the same scenarios, build on their claims by providing evidence
  • using the same scenarios, build on their claims and evidence by providing reasoning
  • critique one another’s work


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