Type:

Curriculum, Other

Description:

Key Concepts A scientific theory is an explanation inferred from multiple lines of evidence for some broad aspect of the natural world and is logical, testable, and predictive.

As new evidence comes to light, or new interpretations of existing data are proposed, theories may be revised and even change; however, they are not tenuous or speculative.

A scientific hypothesis is an inferred explanation of an observation or research finding; while more exploratory in nature than a theory, it is based on existing scientific knowledge.

A scientific law is an expression of a mathematical or descriptive relationship observed in nature.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Chemistry
  • Science > Process Skills

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10

Keywords:

Theories Hypotheses Laws

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SCI.5.3.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;

SCI.6.2.B: Science

design and implement experimental investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and using appropriate equipment and technology;

SCI.7.2.B: Science

design and implement experimental investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and using appropriate equipment and technology;

SCI.8.2.B: Science

design and implement comparative and experimental investigations by making observations, asking well-defined questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and using appropriate equipment and technology;
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2013-03-29.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This collection of 5 books reviewed by Snoop is for ‘tween boys. For each novel, Snoop provides a great synopsis, the key points in the story, some vocabulary and good kid reviews. The books are: The Name of This Book is Secret, by Pseudonymous Bosch; The Fast and the Funniest, by Andy Behrens; Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmis Space Kapow by Nathan Bransford; Cosmic, by Frank Cottrell Boyce; and The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angelberger. All appear to be quirky, fun, engaging reads – either action packed, silly and imaginative, relevant or just plain fun. This resource provides enough detailed “book talk” information to “sell” the books to any reluctant ‘tween reader.

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