Read the blog post, "What is a Hypothesis?". Then write the questions below and answer them in your science notebook in complete sentences.
Due: (711 & 714) Tuesday, November 19, 2013; (715 & 716) Wednesday, November 20, 2013
1. What is a hypothesis?
2. What does tentative mean?
3. What is the relationship between a hypothesis and hypotheses?
4. What is the difference between a theory and a hypothesis?
5. What three things are needed to develop a hypothesis?
6. How does "background research" help a scientist to develop a stronger prediction (hypothesis)?
7. How is background research also "secondary research"? Explain.
8. Can your personal experiences be used to develop a hypothesis? Explain.
9. What is your hypothesis for Ms. Shon's Pandora experiment?
10. According to the video, what is one example of a theory?
11. According to the video, can theories change (be modified)?
12. According to the video, is "dark matter" a theory or hypothesis? Explain.