Failure of a Hypothesis: Alternative Explanations for Evidence Video


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What is an explanation for a phenomenon based on existing information?

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1. Which of the following should you do if an original hypothesis is incorrect?

2. Which of the following should NOT be the result of a failed hypothesis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate your knowledge on failure of hypotheses. For some of the questions, you will need to know how to respond to a failed hypothesis and what can be determined about the hypothesis if it is incorrect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment tools will gauge your understanding of:

  • What to do if hypothesis is wrong
  • How to interpret a failing hypothesis
  • The goal of science
  • The result of a failed hypothesis
  • The term for a researched explanation

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will give you the chance to practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the goal of science
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what to do if a hypothesis is found to be wrong
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding hypotheses and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To understand more information about hypothesis, go over the lesson called Failure of a Hypothesis: Alternative Explanations for Evidence. The following objectives can be found in this lesson:

  • Identify what a hypothesis is and why experiments are necessary
  • Recognize how reviewing an experiment can increase knowledge of a failure
  • Learn about how a hypothesis can be revised
  • Recall the scientific process and its significance