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The ability to become a scientifically literate citizen rests on the foundation students build from elementary, middle, and high school science experiences. The North Carolina Science Standard Course of Study (SCS) provides the concepts and theories all students should understand. Strands unify the goals and objectives and reflect a science as inquiry approach to doing and teaching science. The Strands (Nature of Science, Science as Inquiry, Science and Technology, and Science in Personal and Social Perspectives) are designed to connect and give meaning to the goals and objectives of the North Carolina Science Strand Course of Study. It is the intent of this document to offer insights into the ideas that encompass the Nature of Science. These ideas are fundamental to the applications of science to the real world. Understanding the Nature of Science enables scientific decision making which is necessary for our democracy to survive. Being an informed citizen requires conceptual understanding of the knowledge and skills elaborated upon in this Nature of Science document. (Author)

Descriptors: Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, State Standards











Author: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7033&id=ED479743







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