Ch1 - Review Questions 1. What is the difference between a...

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Review Questions 1. What is the difference between a hypothesis and a theory? A hypothesis is a collection of final ideas that seem to explain what a scientist has observed, while a theory is a self-consistent description of nature, pieced together by many related hypotheses. 2. What is the difference between a theory and a law of physics? When a theory has stood the test of time and been proven valid, it becomes a law of physics where the idea is concrete in relationship to nature. 3. How are scientific theories tested? A scientific theory makes predictions that can be tested by other scientists. Through careful observations and trials, these a theory is tested until it is fully verified. If not, it gets modified or sometimes replaced by better theories that prove to be truer. 4. Describe the role that skepticism play sin science. Skepticism provides a necessary trial for every hypothesis. New hypotheses must be able to withstand the close scrutiny of other scientists. Because the more radical the hypothesis, the more skepticism and critical evaluation it will receive. 5. Describe one reason why it is useful to have telescopes in space. Telescope is one of the greatest advancements in modern technology. Through telescopes, modern astronomers perform different tasks involving careful observation and logical analysis of space that has been passed on from ancient Greek predecessors. 6. What caused the craters on the Moon? Craters on the Moon are caused by countless catastrophic collisions between planets and satellites. 7.
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