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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Explain that empirical evidence is the cumulative body of observations of a natural phenomenon on which scientific explanations are based.
Explain that scientific knowledge is the result of a great deal of debate and confirmation within the science community.
Recognize that science involves creativity, not just in designing experiments, but also in creating explanations that fit evidence.
Describe the methods used in the pursuit of a scientific explanation as seen in different fields of science such as biology, geology, and physics.
Recognize that scientists who make contributions to scientific knowledge come from all kinds of backgrounds and possess varied talents, interests, and goals.