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Questioning the party line on climate

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Overview:
This Science Short illustrates testing assumptions in the context of research about fossil insects.

Author/Source:
UCMP

Grade:
College

Discipline:
Life Science

Time:
5 minutes

Teaching tips:
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.

Concepts:
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.

  • All scientific tests involve making assumptions, but these assumptions can be independently tested, increasing our confidence in our test results.

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