What is a Scientific Law? - Definition & Examples


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A scientific law describes and predicts an occurrence but does not _______ it.

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1. Scientific laws, hypotheses, and theories are all part of the _______ process.

2. Hypotheses and theories cannot be _______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of characteristics of scientific laws. Some of the topics you'll be quizzed on include the definition of scientific law and the differences between scientific laws, hypothesis and theories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • Definition of scientific law
  • Characteristics of scientific laws
  • Examples of scientific laws
  • Newton's scientific law

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of scientific law in different contexts
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about scientific law in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as scientific law and hypothesis and theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about scientific law

Additional Learning

Learn more about scientific law by reviewing the accompanying lesson entitled What is a Scientific Law? - Definition, Examples & Quiz. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define scientific law
  • Learn the differences between scientific law and hypotheses and theories
  • Understand the qualities of scientific law
  • Understand how scientific laws are expressed
  • Learn examples of scientific laws