Subject Area: NGSSS: Science
Body of Knowledge: Nature of Science
Standard: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models - The terms that describe examples of scientific knowledge, for example: "theory," "law," "hypothesis" and "model" have very specific meanings and functions within science.
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved
- Explain that a scientific theory is a well-tested hypothesis supported by a preponderance of empirical evidence.
CCSS Connections: MACC.K12.MP.1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them; and, MACC.K12.MP.3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.