New Generation of Science Standards (NGSS) - Middle School Life Science
Appendix H. The Nature of Science
The basic understandings about the nature of science are:
Understanding the Nature of Science (Middle School)
1. Scientific Investigations Use a Variety of Methods
2. Scientific Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence
3. Scientific Knowledge is Open to Revision in Light of New Evidence
4. Scientific Models, Laws, Mechanisms, and Theories Explain Natural Phenomena
5. Science is a Way of Knowing
6. Scientific Knowledge Assumes an Order and Consistency in Natural Systems
7. Science is a Human Endeavor
8. Science Addresses Questions About the Natural and Material World
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