Type:

Article/Essay, Other

Description:

Article explains how theories may be modified or overturned as new evidence and perspective emerges, often due to new technologies.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Chemistry

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

scientific theory

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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None
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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.9-10.3.A: Science

in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student;
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