Develop a scientific argument to answer the question: Which type of Radioactive decay; Alpha, Beta or Gamma, is most dangerous. Use the Claims Evidence Reasoning Format. Evidence should be collected from at least three reliable sources and sources should be cited at the end of your argument. It is best to write this a a report and not use the CER template you may be used to.
How to Write a Scientific Explanation Instructions and Examples
- Make a claim about the problem.
- Provide evidence for the claim.
- Provide reasoning that links the evidence to the claim.
- Claim: An assertion or conclusion that answers the original question
- Evidence: Scientific data that supports the student’s claim that must be appropriate and sufficient. Can come from an investigation or other source such as observations, reading material, archived data, or other source.
- Reasoning: Justification that links the claim and evidence. Shows why the data counts as evidence to support the claim, using appropriate scientific principles.
Qualities of Communication
Write the explanation so others can understand it.
- Use precise and accurate scientific language.
- Write clearly so that anyone interested in the explanation can understand it.
- Explain your logic to help share your knowledge.