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Unformatted text preview: in terms of natural resources Evaluate their explanations using evidence from the natural world o The purpose of science is for us to learn about our universe Science seeks to explain the natural world and its explanations using evidence from the natural world Scientific claims are based on testing explanations against observations of the natural world and rejecting the ones that fail Scientific claims are subject to peer review and replication • Types of Scientific Knowledge o Facts, theories, laws, hypotheses o Theories are central to scientific thinking Overarching explanations that make sense of some aspect of nature Based on evidence Allow scientists to make valid predictions Have been tested in many ways Supported, modified, or replaced as new evidence appears...
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