Science Scope and Sequence, What Is Science?

Science Standard II, The Science Process

Lesson 200, What Is Science?

Defining science as the human study of everything in the universe

Understanding that science is both a body of knowledge and an investigative process

Understanding that the body of knowledge of science is always changing

Identifying the common goals of scientists: finding simple solutions, comprehensive results, clear and reliable explanations, and accurate predictions

Enumerating and explaining the reasons humans study science

Recognizing how scientific theory changes and how new theories replace old theories

Understanding how a new theory replaces an old one: fit with other theories, explain a larger range of observations, and effectively predict new findings

Stating examples of the contexts in which scientists work

Identifying the steps scientists use to analyze their findings


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