Debates
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Science A-Z Resources to Practice Scientific Argumentation, Speaking, and Listening Skills

Science A-Z Debates provide students with meaningful, interactive experiences that integrate science content, critical thinking, research, speaking, listening, and teamwork. Debates require students to think and act as real scientists. After being presented with a realistic, yet fictional scenario, students consider arguments that are either for or against a proposal, take a position, and then defend it in a friendly, structured format.

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Life

A Classroom Pet

Animals

A Burning Question

Living/Non-Living

Insect Control

Plants

Flavored Medicine

Senses
Earth & Space

A Moonlight Hike

Earth, Moon, and Sun

A Hot and Cold Problem

Weather

Drain the Swamp?

Earth's Surface
Physical

A Wheel Problem

Doing Work

Crosswalk Safety

Energy

Saving Energy

Light

House of Wood

Properties

Trash Pick-Up

Magnets

Hilly Bike Race

Things Move