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Woodlice habitats

This lesson is designed to exemplify an argumentation approach to practical work, using a ‘predict, observe, explain’ framework.

Students make observations about the places where woodlice are usually found and use this evidence to evaluate various claims about woodlouse behaviour. They discuss how a claim (or idea) is supported by evidence (or data) and develop arguments based around these claims.

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Resources for this lesson comprise: student sheet; teacher guidance; practical guidance; presentation; and a short video. You should also read our standard health & safety guidance.

Quick start guide

For support in using the argumentation approach and to find out more about the research behind it, refer to our quick start guide