Recognize that scientists who make contributions to scientific knowledge come from all kinds of backgrounds and possess varied talents, interests, and goals.
Nature of Science
The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
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Explain that scientific knowledge is the result of a great deal of debate and confirmation within the science community.
Explain that empirical evidence is the cumulative body of observations of a natural phenomenon on which scientific explanations are based.
Identify an instance from the history of science in which scientific knowledge has changed when new evidence or new interpretations are encountered.
Describe the methods used in the pursuit of a scientific explanation as seen in different fields of science such as biology, geology, and physics.
Analyze the methods used to develop a scientific explanation as seen in different fields of science.