Access Point #: SC.912.N.3.In.3

Identify ways models are used in the study of science.
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Number: SC.912.N.3.In.3
Category: Independent
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Standard: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models : The terms that describe examples of scientific knowledge, for example: "theory," "law," "hypothesis" and "model" have very specific meanings and functions within science.

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Modeling for Understanding Natural Selection:

This series of lessons introduces students to evolutionary reasoning and to the explanatory power of the Darwinian model of natural selection. Students read three evolutionary scientists' (Paley, Lamarck and Darwin) original work and compare their thinking, proposed mechanism of evolution, use of evidence, and explanatory power of their theory. They apply the three scientists thinking to another scenario to refine their understanding of the explanations.

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