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Related Benchmarks: SC.6.N.2.2
Reporting Category: Nature of Science
Type: MC: Multiple Choice
Difficulty: N/A
Question:
Scientific knowledge may change as new evidence or information is discovered. Which of the following would NOT be a result of new scientific research and information?
Answer Options:
A. Binomial nomenclature is assigned to a recently identified plant species.
B. An endangered monkey species is put in a reserve for protection from extinction.
C. A newly discovered chemical element will be added to the periodic table of the elements.
D. A nonnative plant species will begin to reproduce rapidly after being introduced into a swamp ecosystem.
Answer Key:
D

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Code Description
SC.6.N.2.2: Explain that scientific knowledge is durable because it is open to change as new evidence or interpretations are encountered.


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