Science Argumentation

Meaningful Communication in a Friendly, Structured Format

Scientific argumentation is an important practice in science and engineering. It is how experts develop a common understanding as they communicate theories, state hypotheses, analyze claims, evaluate conclusions, and ask new questions. By encouraging students to consider multiple sides of an argument or claim, take a position, and then defend it, Science A-Z's scientific argumentation resources help students learn the importance of this key type of discourse used in STEM fields.

Science A-Z Debates provide meaningful opportunities for students to practice scientific argumentation in a friendly and structured environment. These resources develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in the context of science content.