This all inclusive lesson plan gives students important background knowledge regarding the nature of science. The nature of science refers to the characteristics of scientific knowledge that necessarily result from the scientific investigations that scientists conduct to develop knowledge. The reading addresses the following key aspects of the nature of science: how scientific knowledge is generated, what science is, who scientists are, and why science is important. In addition, the reading includes a step by step lesson plan and a reading comprehension worksheet for students to complete. This reading is intended for middle to high school students.