Explain that science focuses solely on the natural world.
Nature of Science
The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
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Recognize and explain that science is grounded in empirical observations that are testable; explanation must always be linked with evidence.
Explain how particular scientific investigations should yield similar conclusions when repeated.
Scientific knowledge is based on empirical evidence, and is appropriate for understanding the natural world, but it provides only a limited understanding of the supernatural, aesthetic, or other ways of knowing, such as art, philosophy, or religion.
Scientific knowledge is durable and robust, but open to change.
Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them in teams through free exploration and systematic observations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.