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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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sebasss Group Title
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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moyo Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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moyo Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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moyo Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay. so now we're left with C and D.
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sebasss Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
its problably C right ?
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moyo Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
both seem like valid answers to me actually. are you allowed to choose more than one?
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sebasss Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no i can only give one answer
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moyo Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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sebasss Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what happend ?
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moyo Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
apparently the ability to make PREDICTIONS is an important component of a theory...
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moyo Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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sebasss Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
But a theorie cant become a law
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moyo Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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medmond3 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Which answer correctly summarizes the essential elements of a scientific theory
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