Misconception About the Nature of Scientific Knowledge (Nature of Science)

by: Victor Sampson and Sharon Schleigh

Many people believe that scientific knowledge is absolute. They think of it as something that has been proven true and as a result, it cannot or will not change. The purpose of this activity is to help students understand that scientific knowledge is tentative, although it is well-supported by evidence. This activity is also designed to address many of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy, which have a strong emphasis on literacy in science.

Grade Levels

High School


Biology Instructional Materials Science and Engineering Practices Teaching Strategies


Type Book ChapterPub Date 11/15/2012Stock # PB304X_22

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