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A Survey About Science

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Overview:
Students conduct a survey about the nature of science, laws, theories, hypotheses, scientists, and evolution.

Author/Source:
WGBH

Grade level:
13-16

Time:
Two to three class periods

Teaching tips:
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.

Concepts:
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.

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