Scientific Explanation: Definition & Examples


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What is science?

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1. What is a scientific explanation?

2. Which of the following is NOT a scientific explanation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these assessments, we'll ask you questions about subjects related to the scientific explanation. You'll need to understand the definition and features of scientific explanations as well as identify examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here, we will ask you about concepts such as:

  • Science's definition
  • What a scientific explanation is
  • Examples of a scientific explanation
  • The evaluation of scientific explanations
  • Why a scientific explanation should result in testable predictions

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as science and scientific explanation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding testable predictions in relation to a scientific explanation and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use understanding of the features of scientific explanations to recognize fitting examples

Additional Learning

You may continue your learning of this topic if you read the associated lesson by the title of Scientific Explanation: Definition & Examples. This lesson will help you along with topics like:

  • The importance of scientific explanations
  • Steps of the scientific process
  • Real-life examples of the scientific explanation