Worksheet: Hypotheses, Theories, and Laws

In this worksheet, we will practice describing hypotheses, theories, and laws, understanding their applications and importance to scientific inquiry.

Q1:

Which of the following is the best description of a hypothesis?

  • AA testable prediction
  • BThe best available explanation
  • CAn educated guess
  • DThe simplest theory
  • EA statement of truth

Q2:

Which of the following is the best description of a theory?

  • AA hypothesis that is supported by experimental data
  • BA statement of truth about the universe
  • CA guess at what might happen during an experiment
  • DA belief about the way the universe works
  • EA disproven hypothesis

Q3:

Which of the following is the best description of a scientific law?

  • AA statement that is always true, regardless of how many times it is tested
  • BA generally accepted theory supported by experimental data
  • CAn observation of a physical process
  • DA testable prediction of what will happen during an experiment
  • EA mathematical statement that relates two or more variables

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