The Continuum of Scientific Truth

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1. There are TEN arrows on Mr. Schmied/Nowak's Science Display Station.

(Gosh, how did the display station get clean enough for someone to actually see the top?)

a. Anyways, each arrow represents one of the different stages along what might be described as the "Continuum of Scientific Truth".

b. On the left put the scientific concept on the list below that is closest to being Absolutely False in Science. As you move further to the right side of the desk put the scientific concepts that are closer and closer to the Absolutely True trash can. You'll notice that there is no scientific concept that is absolutely true.

c. Once again your mission, oh mighty knowledge warriors, is to match each concept with the letter that best describes where the concept falls along the Continuum of Scientific Truth.

You'll find that the concept Experiment is used 2 times along the way! The rest are not repeated.

You will need to know your definitions or take out reference material. Good Luck!

Scientific Concepts -> Test yourself, then see the answers below!!

Hypothesis

Evidence

Experiment (2x)

Outright guess

Scientific Question

Law

Inference

Theory

Prediction

A.

F.

B.

G.

C.

H.

D.

I.

E.

J.

2. Explain the difference between the following concepts. Use complete thoughts and sentences.

a. Law and Theory

b. Hypothesis and Theory

c. Infer and Analysis

d. Reliability and Validity

3. Name the six different sources of error.

4. Why are none of the scientific concepts shown in the diagram as being Absolutely True?

 

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