SC.2.N.1.4

Explain how particular scientific investigations should yield similar conclusions when repeated.
General Information
Subject Area: Science
Grade: 2
Body of Knowledge: Nature of Science
Idea: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning
Big Idea: The Practice of Science -

A: Scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity; The processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation.

B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of "the scientific method."

C: Scientific argumentation is a necessary part of scientific inquiry and plays an important role in the generation and validation of scientific knowledge.

D: Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things. Not only does science require creativity in its methods and processes, but also in its questions and explanations.

Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5020030: Science - Grade Two (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7720030: Access Science Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
5011020: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
5020090: STEM Lab Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SC.2.N.1.In.3: Recognize that the results of a scientific activity should be the same when repeated
SC.2.N.1.Su.3: Recognize that science activities can be repeated.
SC.2.N.1.Pa.3: Recognize common objects in different environments.

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Original Student Tutorial

A Garden of Repeated Results:

Join a young girl and her grandmother in the garden as they discover the importance of repeating and replicating results to arrive at similar conclusions in this interactive science tutorial.

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Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

A Garden of Repeated Results:

Join a young girl and her grandmother in the garden as they discover the importance of repeating and replicating results to arrive at similar conclusions in this interactive science tutorial.

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Original Student Tutorial

A Garden of Repeated Results:

Join a young girl and her grandmother in the garden as they discover the importance of repeating and replicating results to arrive at similar conclusions in this interactive science tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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