Michigan High School Science Meap Test. Constructing. Review. Constructing New Scientific Knowledge. ask questions in order to learn about the world. ?. ?. ?. ?. ?. How do scientists ask questions that help them learn about the world?
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ask questions in order to learn about the world
learn about the world?
How do scientists figure out answers to their questions?
How do scientists learn about the world from books and
other sources of information?
How do scientists communicate their findings?
Key concepts:Questions often build on existing knowledge.
Real-world contexts: Using Scientific Knowledge—Biology, Earth Science, and Physical Science
Key concepts:Types of scientific knowledge—
hypothesis, theory, observation, conclusion, law,
data, generalization. Aspects of field research—
hypothesis, design, observations, samples,
analysis, conclusion. Aspects of experimental
research— hypothesis, design, variable, experimental
group, control group, prediction, analysis,
conclusion. Investigations are based on questions
about the world.
Real-world contexts:Using Scientific Knowledge benchmarks for students to design and/or conduct investigations.
Key concepts:Uncertainty, error, range, tolerances,
Tools:Balance, thermometer, measuring tape, ruler,
graduated cylinder, electronic measuring devices.
Real-world contexts:Experiments that use
quantitative data; manufacturing systems where
measurements are critical.
other sources of information.
Key concepts:Scientific journals, text- and computer
Based reference materials.
Real-world contexts:Libraries, technical reference
books, Internet, computer software.
presentations, restating or summarizing what others
have said, asking for clarification or elaboration,
taking alternative perspectives, and defending a
Key concepts:Logical argument, summary,
clarification, elaboration, alternative perspectives.
Real-world contexts:Newspaper or magazine articles
discussing a topic of social concern.
usescience knowledge to understand the world and guide actions; describe and explainreal-world objects, systems, or events;predict future events or observations; and designsystems or courses of action that enable people to adapt to and modify the world around them