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Students engage in an activity that clarifies the scientific meaning of the term theory.
UC Museum of Paleontology
10 to 15 minutes.
This straightforward activity is a good one for the first day of class.
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.
- Accepted scientific theories are not tenuous; they must survive rigorous testing and be supported by multiple lines of evidence to be accepted. (NOS2, NOS4)