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Question 1 5 out of 5 points Part A) What is the scientific definition of the term "theory"? Explain how it is different from the way non-scientists use the word "theory"? Part B) Explain the difference between a hypothesis and a theory. Is one experiment usually enough to turn a hypothesis into a theory? Why or why not? Selected Answer: Part A) The scientific definition of the term theory is "a well-supported scientific explanation." Non-scientists typically use the word when they are describing a theory or idea that they have. For example, some people's theory on the events of 9/11 is that the Pentagon was bombed, not hit by an airplane. That may not be true but some believe that theory. Part B) A hypothesis is a testable statement or explanation to one or more observations. Theories are supported by evidence gathered after the hypothesis has been tested. Although one experiment may be enough to turn some hypothesis into a theory, thats not always the case. Some
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