Access Point #: SC.7.N.2.Su.1

Recognize an example of a change in scientific knowledge based on new evidence.
General Information
Number: SC.7.N.2.Su.1
Category: Supported
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: 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.

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2002070: M/J Comprehensive Science 2
2002080: M/J Comprehensive Science 2, Advanced
2001010: M/J Earth/Space Science
2001020: M/J Earth/Space Science, Advanced
2000010: M/J Life Science
2000020: M/J Life Science, Advanced
2003010: M/J Physical Science
2003020: M/J Physical Science, Advanced
7820016: Access M/J Comprehensive Science 2
2002085: M/J Comprehensive Science 2 Accelerated Honors
2003030: M/J STEM Physical Science
2002200: M/J STEM Environmental Science
2001025: M/J STEM Astronomy and Space Science
2000025: M/J STEM Life Science
2001100: M/J Coastal Science 1
2001105: M/J Coastal Science 2

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What is Science?:

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What is Science?:

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Type: Presentation/Slideshow

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