Theory vs. Scientific Theory

Why do people have scientific theories but not scientific facts? A quick video presentation defines scientific theory and the components necessary for developing a theory. The presenter emphasizes the difference between scientific proof and scientific theory.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have pupils record new vocabulary in graphic organizers in their notebooks
  • Ask learners to define the concept of proof as a lesson opener
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects an understanding of gravity and its properties

  • Offers closed captioning in multiple languages to support note taking and understanding
  • Uses humor to add interest to the lesson

  • None