Type:

Vocabulary, Other

Description:

Scientific Laws, Hypotheses, and Theories Defined

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Chemistry

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Scientific Laws Hypotheses Theories

Language:

English

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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;
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