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Each Science A-Z Debate provides a meaningful, fun, interactive experience for students. They are presented with a fictional scenario, and then are encouraged to consider arguments in favor of or against a proposal. Conducting a debate integrates science content, critical thinking, research, speaking,listening, and teamwork. Conducting a debate helps teachers satisfy many Common Core standards, and also lays the groundwork for students to develop the key practice of scientific argument based on evidence.

The Debate Teacher's Guide helps to ensure a successful experience, offering tips to use before, during, and after the debate. Choose the Primary or Intermediate teacher's guide.

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