The Nature of Science


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This is a branch of knowledge and the systematic study of the universe and all it encompasses, one that is based upon facts, observation, and experimentation:

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1. A theory that is so well-confirmed, refined, and tested as to be virtually universally accepted is known as:

2. A set of principles laid out as being unquestionably true is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The nature of science is important to be familiar with when studying any of science's many branches, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on various aspects of the nature of science, including:

  • Branch of knowledge base up fact, observation and experimentation
  • Theories that are well-confirmed
  • Principles that are unquestionably true
  • Fake science
  • An assertion that is subject to further experimentation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately recall terms from the lesson based on their definitions
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast a well confirmed theory from an idea that requires further experimentation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics and beliefs that appear to be scientifically based, but fail to employ scientific rules

Additional Learning

To learn more review the accompanying lesson titled The Nature of Science. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what constitutes science
  • Define theory
  • Recall Louis Pasteur's theory about microorganisms
  • Explain the downfall of believing something is unquestionably true