FL.SC.4.N. Nature of Science
SC.4.N.1. The Practice of Science - A: Scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity; The processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation. B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of ''the scientific method.'' C: Scientific argumentation is a necessary part of scientific inquiry and plays an important role in the generation and validation of scientific knowledge. D: Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things. Not only does science require creativity in its methods and processes, but also in its questions and explanations.
SC.4.N.1.2. Compare the observations made by different groups using multiple tools and seek reasons to explain the differences across groups.
SC.4.N.1.3. Explain that science does not always follow a rigidly defined method (''the scientific method'') but that science does involve the use of observations and empirical evidence.
SC.4.N.1.4. Attempt reasonable answers to scientific questions and cite evidence in support.
SC.4.N.1.5. Compare the methods and results of investigations done by other classmates.
SC.4.N.1.7. Recognize and explain that scientists base their explanations on evidence.