Hypothesis, Theory & Law in Science


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Which of the following statements about scientific theories is wrong?

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1. Once a hypothesis is generated, what is the best next step?

2. Which of the following is not true about both scientific laws and scientific theories?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will measure your understanding of scientific information regarding hypothesis, theory and law. Information that you should learn includes another name for scientific law and the definition of observation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to test yourself on:

  • The term observation
  • Information about scientific theories
  • Another name for scientific laws
  • False information about scientific laws and theories
  • The next step in an experiment after a hypothesis is created

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding hypothesis, theory and law and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the next step in an experiment after a hypothesis is created
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding information about scientific theories and laws

Additional Learning

To fully understand information about different scientific terms, review the related lesson titled Hypothesis, Theory & Law in Science. The lesson has the following objectives:

  • Define the terms such as observation, hypothesis and experiment
  • Learn about specific examples of scientific laws
  • Review the difference between a scientific law and a scientific theory
  • Recall the role of scientific theories and how experiments are used to explain theories