Scientific Laws & Theories

Our Scientific Laws & Theories lesson plan teaches students the definitions of and differences between scientific laws and theories. Students also learn about facts and hypotheses.

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Our Scientific Laws and Theories lesson plan introduces students to various scientific concepts such as facts, laws, hypotheses, theories, and beliefs. Each concept is defined with examples. The lesson also briefly covers how a hypothesis can become a theory. During this lesson, students are asked to work creatively and collaboratively, with a partner, to create a hypothesis, facts, a law, a theory, and beliefs based on a given scenario; this tests their understanding of each of these concepts and how they can be applied to various scenarios. Students are also asked to match facts with their definitions, demonstrating their understanding of the lesson vocabulary.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define and recognize the difference between scientific laws and theories, as well as facts, hypotheses, and laws, and give examples of each.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.6.8

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subject

Science

grade-level

5th Grade, 6th Grade