Correlations to National Science Education Standards
Science as Inquiry – Content Standard A
Abilities Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry
- Different kinds of questions suggest different kinds of scientific investigations. Some investigations involve observing and describing objects, organisms, or events; some involve collecting specimens; some involve experiments; some involve seeking more information; some involve discovery of new objects and phenomena; and some involve making models.
- Scientific explanations emphasize evidence, have logically consistent arguments, and use scientific principles, models, and theories. The scientific community accepts and uses such explanations until displaced by better scientific ones. When such displacement occurs, science advances.
History and Nature of Science – Content Standard G
Nature of Science
Science as a Human Endeavor
Scientists formulate and test their explanations of nature using observation, experiments, and theoretical and mathematical models.