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

Q2:

Which of the following best describes a hypothesis?

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

Q3:

Which of the following best describes a theory?

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

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