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.
Remarks/ExamplesAssess the reliability of data and identify reasons for inconsistent results, such as sources of error or uncontrolled conditions.
Florida Standards Connections: MAFS.K12.MP.2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively; MAFS.K12.MP.3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others