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5. Which answer correctly summarizes the essential elements of a scientific theory? A. descriptions of the natural world; based on many observations and data; do not explain why B. eventually become laws; based on many tests and reviews; usually do not change C. never become laws; based on strong scientific support; may change based on evidence D. predictions and descriptions; based on observation and logic; may change based on evidence

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  1. moyo Group Title
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    well, from the last question, we know that a theory EXPLAINS. it's also important to know that theories don't become laws. so which ones can you rule out now?

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  2. sebasss Group Title
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    A?

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  3. moyo Group Title
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    good, so it's not A. could it be B? (remember that we just said that theories don't become laws...)

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  4. sebasss Group Title
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    nope

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    okay. so now we're left with C and D.

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  6. sebasss Group Title
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    its problably C right ?

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    both seem like valid answers to me actually. are you allowed to choose more than one?

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    no i can only give one answer

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    if you had to choose just one, i'd go with C becuase "scientific support" seems more credible as "evidence" than observation. but again, i think D is a pretty good answer (tell your teacher. he/she will be impressed with you :-)

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  10. moyo Group Title
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    WAIT

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  11. sebasss Group Title
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    what happend ?

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  12. moyo Group Title
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    apparently the ability to make PREDICTIONS is an important component of a theory...

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  13. moyo Group Title
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    i think i'm going to change my final answer to D. :-) sorry about that. C and D are still both very good answers, but now I believe D is better.

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  14. sebasss Group Title
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    But a theorie cant become a law

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  15. moyo Group Title
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    agreed. that's why i don't think it's a good question! there seem to be 2 valid answers, but you said you can only choose one.

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    Which answer correctly summarizes the essential elements of a scientific theory

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