What’s the Difference Between a Scientific Law and Theory?

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Why does science need both laws and theories? What is the difference between scientific laws and scientific theories? One explains and one predicts. Discover which is which in this short video.

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  • Flip the lesson, having class members watch the video and respond to the comprehension check out of class, saving class time for discussion and research
Classroom Considerations
  • The video, "Top 10 Most Famous Scientific Theories That Turned Out to Be Wrong," helps to explain the difference between theories and laws
  • Carefully consider how you will approach the controversy over the theory of evolution
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  • The resource includes the video, a comprehension check, links to related resources, and a discussion question
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  • The sophisticated nature of the explanations make the video most appropriate for high school classes