EiE Video Snippets: NGSS Science and Engineering Practices

Practice 7: Engaging in Argument from Evidence

Young engineers collaborate with their peers throughout the design process. They critically evaluate the ideas of others, offer reasons for their thinking, and defend their conclusions.

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