Students conduct a survey about the nature of science, laws, theories, hypotheses, scientists, and evolution.
Two to three class periods
A good activity to introduce what science is and how it works and use that as a stepping stone to introduce evolution as scientific theory.
Assign as homework in order to identify student misconceptions.
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.
- Science focuses on natural phenomena and processes.
- Accepted scientific theories are not tenuous; they must survive rigorous testing and be supported by multiple lines of evidence to be accepted.