Scientific Advances & Paradigm Shifts in Scientific Theories

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Why are major scientific discoveries important to our everyday lives?

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1. Which of the following major advances taught us why objects move the way they do, and that the laws of the universe are sometimes counter-intuitive?

2. Which of the following major advances showed that organisms' traits are based on probabilities?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When you work through this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll access questions specifically designed to gauge your comprehension of paradigm shifts and advances in scientific theory. These questions ask you about the advance that explained why objects move the way they do and why quantum mechanics was a paradigm shift.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz will test you on:

  • Why scientific advances are important in our lives
  • The scientific advance that taught us why objects move the way that they do
  • The name of the advance that showed organisms' traits are based on probabilities
  • Why quantum mechanics is considered a paradigm shift
  • Who was mainly responsible for the discovery of relativity

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  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the name of the advance that explains that organisms' traits are based on probabilities
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding who discovered relativity and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on scientific advances and paradigm shifts in scientific theory

Additional Learning

If answering these quiz questions was challenging for you, you will benefit from reviewing our lesson called Scientific Advances & Paradigm Shifts in Scientific Theories to learn even more. After completing this lesson, you should be ready to:

  • Define science
  • Explain the lag between scientific discovery and application with an example
  • Recall the first person to use the scientific method
  • Outline the process used in the scientific method
  • Name the idea that life only comes from life
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