Explains the difference between the scientific meaning of words like theory and hypothesis and the conventional everyday use of those terms.
A list of student-submitted discussion questions for Scientific Theories.
To encourage students’ critical thinking about vocabulary concepts, to allow students to reflect on their knowledge of individual vocabulary words, and to increase vocabulary comprehension using the Vocabulary Self-Rate.
Presents the student with the challenge of designing an experiment to investigate a global phenomenon. Provides information on different and conflicting results from ocean acidification based on organismal response and latitude.
Covers connection between African dust and Amazonian productivity. This looks at connections throughout the globe and traces these connections up through an ecosystem.
Addresses the use of the term “living fossils” pointing out that organisms change genetically if not phenotypically, thus “Living Fossil” is a misnomer. Provides another angle from which to understand natural selection.
This study guide reviews the nature of science and the basics of scientific investigation and experiments. It also compares hypotheses versus theories.
This website has a video about scientific theory, a song video about the scientific method, and a short quiz.
These flashcards help you study important terms and vocabulary from Scientific Theories.