What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example


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A scientific theory is _____.

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1. A hypothesis is _____.

2. A scientific theory started as a scientific_____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Scientific theory has a specific definition within the scientific community that the worksheet and quiz combination will help you to learn more about. Understand information on the qualifications for a valid scientific theory and the process used to verify such a theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials will test you on:

  • The definition of hypothesis
  • The purpose of scientific theories
  • Testing theories
  • The meaning of the term scientific theory

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet assess the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related scientific theory lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the scientific pursuit of knowledge
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as hypothesis and theory

Additional Learning

Learn all about the relevant concepts by reviewing the lesson What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example. The following objectives will be addressed in detail:

  • Understand the basic purpose of formulating scientific theories
  • Distinguish a hypothesis from a theory
  • Understand the characteristics of a valid scientific theory
  • Identify the process used to prove a theory
  • Discover how scientific theories are used to promote scientific knowledge