Analyze the methods used to develop a scientific explanation as seen in different fields of science.
Nature of Science
The Practice of Science
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Recognize that science involves creativity, not just in designing experiments, but also in creating explanations that fit evidence.
Explain that empirical evidence is the cumulative body of observations of a natural phenomenon on which scientific explanations are based.
Describe the methods used in the pursuit of a scientific explanation as seen in different fields of science such as biology, geology, and physics.
Explain that scientific knowledge is the result of a great deal of debate and confirmation within the science community.
Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things. Not only does science require creativity in its methods and processes, but also in its questions and explanations.