Strand II
Reflect on the Nature, Adequacy, and Connections Across Scientific Knowledge


Science/Strand II
Content Standard 1
All students will analyze claims for their scientific merit and explain how scientists decide what constitutes scientific knowledge; how science is related to other ways of knowing; how science and technology affect our society; and how people of diverse cultures have contributed to and influenced developments in science. (Reflecting on Scientific Knowledge)


Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1
High School


Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/High School
Benchmark 2
Describe some general limitations of scientific knowledge.

Benchmark Clarification

Students learning science will recognize the human origins of scientific knowledge, the particular rules and values of scientific communities, and the strengths and limitations of scientific and technological knowledge. Understanding the nature and limitations of scientific knowledge is essential if students are to use it effectively in making decisions.

Key Concept / Real World Context / Resources


Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/High School/Benchmark 2
Key Concept
Understanding the general limits of science and scientific knowledge as constantly developing human enterprises; recognizing that arguments can have emotive, economic, and political dimensions as well as scientific


Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/High School/Benchmark 2
Real World Context
Any in the sections on Using Scientific Knowledge


Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/High School/Benchmark 2