Fact vs. Theory vs. Hypothesis vs. Law… Explained!

Gravity exists as both a scientific theory and a scientific law. For those struggling with the difference between scientific facts, theories, hypothesis, and laws, an informative video comes to the rescue. It offers a definition of each and includes multiple examples. It compares and contrasts each term to encourage complete understanding.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Before the video, have pupils write down their definitions of each of the terms, then repeat the assignment after the video
  • Copy the diagrams at 6:30 into science journals
Classroom Considerations
  • Avoid displaying the comment section when sharing the video at school
Pros
  • Video applies to all scientific subjects
  • Includes closed captioning in nine languages
  • Addresses common misconceptions throughout
Cons
  • None