How Does a Hypothesis Become a Theory? - Quiz & Worksheet


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A _____ is a naturally occurring event that can be studied and explained by collecting data.

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1. The explanation that a scientist publishes about how their data explains a phenomenon is called a(n) _____.

2. Often, when trying to come up with a hypothesis, scientists will look for _____ in their data.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will be tasked with answering questions about vocabulary surrounding naturally occurring events, explanations of these events, data collection, and the scientific community's reception of these explanations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To clarify, you will be examined on your knowledge of:

  • Natural events that can be explained by data
  • Necessities of a hypothesis
  • What happens after a hypothesis is supported by the scientific community
  • The name of a published explanation that is supported by data
  • The fate of old outdated theories

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the scientific community
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding hypotheses and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how hypotheses evolve into theories

Additional Learning

To learn more of hypotheses and theories, study the lesson named How Does a Hypothesis Become a Theory? With the guidance of this lesson, you will have a greater awareness of the following:

  • How data collection leads to a hypothesis
  • What a theory is
  • Steps a scientist must follow to get his/her hypothesis accepted as a theory