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This Science Short illustrates the revision of scientific ideas in the context of research about fossil insects.
Use multiple Science Shorts from different disciplines to illustrate how the same aspects of the nature and process of science play out in different research studies.
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.
- Scientific knowledge is open to question and revision as new ideas surface and new evidence is discovered. (P4, P6, NOS3)