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Scientific Law vs. Scientific Theory
Transcript of Scientific Law vs. Scientific Theory
Scientific Law vs.
What is a scientific
A law is the
A law tells what happens under certain conditions in the natural world.
What are some examples of scientific laws and how are they written?
They are written as words or equations.
Example with words:
First Law of Motion: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion unless acted on by an unbalanced force.
Example with an equation:
Second Law of Motion: F = M x A
What is a Scientific
What are some current scientific theories?
The big bang theory
states that most scientists believe that our universe started 14 billion years ago with a massive expansion event.
The theory of
states that most scientists believe that all life started with a common ancestor and that throughout time that life evolved into individual species.
They are both based on vast amounts of
They both can be
They both help us study the
If a" theory" is really good will it become a "law"?
No! They are two totally
things. A theory
The best a theory can do is to be regarded as a
Remember.....good scientists keep an
mind, always ask questions and realize that with the right discoveries both laws and theories can be disproved.
in science is an
is none of these things.
A theory is the
why we believe something happens in nature.
A "scientific" theory is way
than a guess or an idea.