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Question Quest

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Primary Type: Student Tutorial

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Learn to distinguish between questions that can be answered by science and questions that science cannot answer. This interactive tutorial will help you distinguish between science and other ways of knowing, including art, religion, and philosophy.


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General Information

Subject(s): Science, English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Students
Resource supports reading in content area: Yes
Keywords: nature of science , observation, scientific method, questions, experimentation, pseudoscience, science, religion, art, philosophy, reason, emotion, faith, interactive, tutorials, elearning, e-learning, ways of knowing
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial
Resource Collection: Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades 9-12

Aligned Standards

Name Description
LAFS.910.RST.3.8: Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.
SC.912.N.2.2: Identify which questions can be answered through science and which questions are outside the boundaries of scientific investigation, such as questions addressed by other ways of knowing, such as art, philosophy, and religion.
Identify scientific questions that can be disproved by experimentation/testing. Recognize that pseudoscience is a claim, belief, or practice which is presented as scientific, but does not adhere to strict standards of science (e.g. controlled variables, sample size, replicability, empirical and measurable evidence, and the concept of falsification).

Florida Standards Connections: MAFS.K12.MP.3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.