CERs Step-by-Step

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 5:11 PM | Jessica Eaton (Administrator)

Dear science teachers,

I hope you are all doing well. This past week I gained two new students and I realized they were going to be completely lost this upcoming week since we are doing 2 CERs. So I added much more detail into my slides and made a step-by-step guide to writing CERs on the weekly slideshow. One thing I like is that we include the checklists on all of the slides. See attached.

The first CER, about ocean currents, has a scaffolded claim so if you want to see a CER explained from the beginning go to the second CER, slide 29, CER Ocean Density and Salinity. I wrote that lab yesterday so it will probably undergo some revisions after I do it this week. I'm open to suggestions. :) 

Here is our CER rubric that is based on the one NSTA made with additions of colors and other criteria. We just did a major redo on it to spell out things more clearly and sadly, it no longer fits on one page. 

Kind regards,
Rebecca Newburn


Ms. Rebecca Newburn (she/her/ella)
Science Teacher
2021 National Distinguished School
2019 National School to Watch
Hall Middle School, Larkspur, California

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