1. In the blank provided in front of each of the statements about science, indicate wither you agree (A), partially agree
(PA), disagree (D), don’t know (DK), or have no opinion (NO) concerning the statement.
2. Review and discuss your individual responses in a small group of three or four people. At this step, add new
statements, combine, modify, or omit statements. Your group should reach agreement on the statements.
3. Compile the statements from the small groups into a class set.
4. After you have completed most of the science educational activities, engage in further class discussions then expand,
modify, and/or correct the original class statements about science.
A 1. The goal of science is knowledge which may originate from experiments, spiritual revelation,
mystical experiences, or creative insight.
PA 2. Unexpected observation can play an important role in increasing scientific knowledge.
A 3. Observing, classifying, predicting, and hypothesizing are examples of important skills used by
DK 4. Sometimes scientists do not find solutions to their problems.
PA 5. Observations of nature are sources of scientific information.
DK 6. Scientists believe that some unexplained events do not have causes.
A 7. There are often several different methods of solving a single scientific problem.
NO 8. If a conflict exists between matters of empirical evidence and matters of tradition, authority and
power are usually accepted.
DK 9. Some of today’s scientific theories will be inadequate in the future.
DK 10. The simplest theory that accounts for the most phenomena is the best.
A 11. Scientists try to improve their explanations of natural phenomena.
D 12. The fundamental values of science do not apply to technology since it is an application of science
to human situations and must, of necessity, have either different values or no values.
A 13. Even though...