Students will describe and/or explain the cell theory.
Students will describe how continuous investigations and/or new scientific information influenced the development of the cell theory.
Students will identify ways in which a scientific claim is evaluated (e.g., through scientific argumentation, critical and logical thinking, and consideration of alternative explanations).
Students will identify what is science, what is not science, and what resembles but fails to meet the criteria for science.
Students will explain the development of a theory.
Students will recognize the differences between theories and laws.Content Limits :
Items may assess how contributions of scientists such as Van Leeuwenhoek, Hooke, Schwann, Schleiden, and/or Virchow aided in the development of the cell theory but will not assess what each scientist contributed.
Items assessing a scientific claim, the development of a theory, or the differences between theories and laws are limited to the cell theory.