Worksheet: Hypotheses, Theories, and Laws

In this worksheet, we will practice describing and defining hypotheses, theories, and laws within the context of chemical investigations.

Q1:

Which of the following best describes a scientific law?

  • AA rough guess
  • BA suggested explanation for a phenomenon
  • CAn unprovable prediction
  • DA descriptive statement based on repeated practical measurements
  • EA tested model based on practical data

Q2:

Which of the following best describes a hypothesis?

  • AA rough guess
  • BA tested model based on practical data
  • CA bad theory
  • DA suggested explanation for a phenomenon
  • EAn unprovable prediction

Q3:

Which of the following best describes a theory?

  • AA rough guess
  • BA suggested explanation for a phenomenon
  • CAn unprovable prediction
  • DA tested model based on practical data
  • EA good hypothesis

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