BIG IDEA 2: The Characteristics
of Scientific Knowledge
A: Scientific knowledge is based
on empirical evidence, and is appropriate for understanding the natural
world, but it provides only a limited understanding of the supernatural,
aesthetic, or other ways of knowing, such as art, philosophy, or religion.
B: Scientific knowledge is
durable and robust, but open to change.
C: Because science is based on
empirical evidence it strives for objectivity, but as it is a human
endeavor the processes, methods, and knowledge of science include
subjectivity, as well as creativity and discovery.
SC.8.N.2.In.a Identify that scientific knowledge must be
supported by evidence.
SC.8.N.2.Su.a Recognize examples of evidence that supports scientific
SC.8.N.2.Pa.a Recognize an example of observable evidence related to