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Scientific Method (Steps)

Practice sketching these visual-reminders (flash-cards). Prepare yourself to recreate each of these images from memory. When tests permit, draw these on the scratch paper provided before even starting with the first question!

Scientific Theories
  1. Explain what we observe in nature
  2. Provide strong evidence
  3. Help make predictions
Scientific Laws
  1. Do NOT need to explain what we observe in nature
  2. Summarize many repeated observations
  3. Similar to theories, laws also help make predictions

NOTE: Scientific Laws are not a “grown-up” version of a theory. In other words, a scientific theory does not eventually turn into a law.

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