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Standard 2 : The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge


A: Scientific knowledge is based on empirical evidence, and is appropriate for understanding the natural world, but it provides only a limited understanding of the supernatural, aesthetic, or other ways of knowing, such as art, philosophy, or religion.

B: Scientific knowledge is durable and robust, but open to change.

C: Because science is based on empirical evidence it strives for objectivity, but as it is a human endeavor the processes, methods, and knowledge of science include subjectivity, as well as creativity and discovery.

Number: SC.912.N.2
Title: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
Type: Standard
Subject: NGSSS: Science
Grade: 912
Body of Knowledge: Nature of Science