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Nature of Science

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  • 1. Multiple Choice
    1.5 minutes
    3 pts

    What is the difference between a scientific law and a scientific theory?

    A scientific law explains what happens(rule), while a scientific theory explains why something happens

    A scientific law explains why something happens, while a scientific theory explains what happens

    A scientific theory explains what happens(rule), while a scientific law explains why something happens

    Both scientific theories and scientific laws explain why something happens

  • 2. Multiple Choice
    1.5 minutes
    3 pts

    Which step, when solving a problem, involves making an inference based on reasoning and observations?

    Present results

    Perform the experiment/collect data

    Form hypothesis

    Analyze the data

  • 3. Multiple Choice
    1.5 minutes
    3 pts

     

    At one point in time, many people thought disease was caused by fate or by incorrect behavior. Following the invention of the microscope, bacteria were discovered. After this, a new theory of what causes disease arose that was known as the germ theory.  Why was the original theory modified? 

    It quickly became obvious that germs cause disease.

    The person who invented the microscope became ill.

    New evidence prompted revision to the original ideas.

    The original theory was modified due to heavy political influence.

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