GRADE 8

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.

BENCHMARK CODE

BENCHMARK

SC.8.N.2.1

Distinguish between scientific and pseudoscientific ideas.

SC.8.N.2.2

Discuss what characterizes science and its methods.

Access Points for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Independent:

Supported:

Participatory:

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 knowledge.

SC.8.N.2.Pa.a Recognize an example of observable evidence related to science.

 

 

 

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