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A theory as an explanation supported by evidence with no contradictions. This concept introduces three important theories in Earth Science.

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    Development of Theories

    Development of Theories

    by CK-12 //basic
    Examines theories and laws in science.
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    Scientific Theory and Evidence

    Scientific Theory and Evidence

    by CK-12 //basic
    Video lecture on why we use science to understand our natural world and the process of the scientific method to come to a conclusion.
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    Scientific Law vs. Scientific Theory

    Scientific Law vs. Scientific Theory

    by CK-12 //basic
    Explains the difference between a law and a theory in science using relatable examples. Learn why it is important to know the difference.
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    A Gigantic Experiment

    A Gigantic Experiment

    by CK-12 //basic
    Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reach 400 ppm and no one knows what the outcome of this experiment will be.
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    Discovering the Keeling Curve

    Discovering the Keeling Curve

    by CK-12 //basic
    Charles David Keeling began measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide levels on top of Mauna Loa volcano in 1958. These data are extremely valuable in showing how fossil fuel burning is adding carbon to the atmosphere.
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    Wandering Pole Plague

    Wandering Pole Plague

    by CK-12 //basic
    Learn how the scientific community responded to Wegener's continental drift hypothesis and how it came to be accepted.
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