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)