VCR Presentation 6
Select the most appropriate word from Lesson 6 to fill in the blank
1.- A theory or explanation that leads to further investigation for proof or disproof
2.- An assumption on which a conclusion or decision is based
Greek hupo (under) + Greek thesis (placing)
Greek hupothesis (foundation)
Late latin hypothesis
Other forms of the word
Hypothetical (adj.) supposed but not necessarily real or true
Hypothesis VS Theory VS Law
Theory: a very thorough, well supported explanation aquired through the scientific method. Repeatedly tested and confirmed.
Law: detailed description of a phenomenon usually involving math.
Example of Gravity
Hypothesis: If I throw an apple, there's some kind of force that will make it to hit the floor.
Law of gravity: Fnet = m • a (does not tell us why)
Theory of gravity: Einstein's theory of general relativity
Choose the sentence in which the word is used incorrectly
1.- It is said that a good scientist will always hypothesize about why things work the way they do.
2.- After several tests that supported his hypothesis, it was finally proven.
3.- If I were going to miss next class, hypothetically, how long would the make-up assignment be?
4.- Regardless of how many times she runs the experiment, I don't think she will ever get a result that supports her hypothesis.