How Biological Theories Develop


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What key element of a scientific theory is absent in the common use of the word 'theory'?

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1. What is the first step in the possible establishment of a theory?

2. Which of the following biological theories pertains to how living things maintain their internal environment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet measure your understanding of biological theories. Topics that you will need to understand include what must occur to a theory if new evidence and facts are discovered and an irrefutable observation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools are designed to test your ability on:

  • The first step in developing a theory
  • What occurs to a theory when new evidence and facts are discovered
  • Characteristic of scientific theory to be considered a theory
  • An irrefutable observation
  • Biological theory of the ability to maintain the internal environment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on biological theories
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the first step in developing a theory
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the important characteristics of a scientific theory in order to be considered a theory

Additional Learning

To reinforce your knowledge of biological theories, check the related lesson titled How Biological Theories Develop. The lesson covers these following objectives:

  • Identify what a theory is and the components to a theory
  • Recall what a hypothesis is and the importance of testing it
  • Review the differences between theories and facts
  • Learn about the necessary steps to making a theory
  • Understand different examples of biological theories such as evolution and gene theory