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Article/Essay, Other

Description:

Article explains the differences between hypotheses and theories.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Chemistry

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

hypotheses theories theory scientific theory

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Update Standards?

SCI.9-11.2.B: Science

know that hypotheses are tentative and testable statements that must be capable of being supported or not supported by observational evidence. Hypotheses of durable explanatory power which have been tested over a wide variety of conditions are incorporated into theories;

SCI.9-11.2.C: Science

know scientific theories are based on natural and physical phenomena and are capable of being tested by multiple independent researchers. Unlike hypotheses, scientific theories are well-established and highly-reliable explanations, but they may be subject to change as new areas of science and new technologies are developed;

SCI.9-11.2.D: Science

distinguish between scientific hypotheses and scientific theories;

SCI.10-12.2.C: Science

know that scientific theories are based on natural and physical phenomena and are capable of being tested by multiple independent researchers. Unlike hypotheses, scientific theories are well-established and highly-reliable explanations, but may be subject to change as new areas of science and new technologies are developed;

SCI.10-12.2.D: Science

distinguish between scientific hypotheses and scientific theories;

SCI.9-12.2.C: Science

know that scientific theories are based on natural and physical phenomena and are capable of being tested by multiple independent researchers. Unlike hypotheses, scientific theories are well-established and highly-reliable explanations, but may be subject to change as new areas of science and new technologies are developed;

SCI.9-12.2.D: Science

distinguish between scientific hypotheses and scientific theories;
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