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 4
Discuss the historical development of key scientific concepts and principles.

Benchmark Clarification

Students will investigate and discuss the history behind key scientific concepts and principles including people, places and events.

Key Concept / Real World Context / Resources


Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/High School/Benchmark 4
Key Concept
Historical, political, social, and economic factors influencing the development of science. “Discussing the Earth from the Center of the Universe, Uniting the Heavens and Earth, Relating Matter & Energy and Time & Space, Extending Time, Moving the Continents, Understanding Fire, Splitting the Atom, Explaining the Diversity of Life, Discovering Germs, Harnessing Power” (Benchmarks for Science Literacy, AAAS)


Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/High School/Benchmark 4
Real World Context
Historical development of key scientific theories


Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/High School/Benchmark 4