Human Caused Climate Change ESS2.C Distance Learning Claim Evidence Reasoning



With this product students will understand the science behind humans causing climate change by reading an article and filling in a Claim Evidence Reasoning Chart/Graphic Organizer. Students will use evidence in the article that Human-caused climate change has made a substantial contribution to sea level rise, droughts, heat waves, tidal flooding and increases in global average temperatures that support the claim of the author.

This resource is now Distance Learning optional! You get a link to make a virtual copy for Google Classroom!

This is great for a current event, sub plan, homework, critical thinking, scaffolding and/or reinforcement of weather concepts!

Claim Evidence Reasoning or C.E.R. charts are great for getting your students to explain phenomena in a meaningful way and it allows you as the instructor to adequately assess their understanding of concepts. The students figure out what the “Claim” is in the article, they then use data that supports the claim in the “Evidence” section, draw visual evidence and then explain why the evidence supports the claim in the “Reasoning ” section.

You get a CER graphic organizer, the key, the article, tips for CER and the link to the website which is at the beginning of the article.

NGSS Standards:


ESS2.D: Weather and Climate: Weather and climate are influenced by interactions involving sunlight, the ocean, the atmosphere, ice, landforms, and living things. These interactions vary with latitude, altitude, and local and regional geography, all of which can affect oceanic and atmospheric flow patterns. (MS-ESS2-6)


Engaging in Argument from Evidence


Systems and System Models

Cause and Effect


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