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Explain what the difference is between a scientific law and a scientific theory.

My answer: A scientific theory predicts why something might happen and when more information goes into the theory it can better predict. But a law is something that no matter what will always be true.

Do you think this is right? Am I wrong or is there a better way to explain it?

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  1. Don’t wanna be a buzzkill lol but If you are a connexus student you can find the answer in unit 1: lesson 4: Work Like a Scientist on page 4 at the bottom.
    Sorry to any others if this wasn’t any help.
    Your welcome to those who this helped

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  2. In general, a scientific law is the description of an observed phenomenon. It doesn't explain why the phenomenon exists or what causes it. The explanation of a phenomenon is called a scientific theory.

    I hope this helped :D

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  3. a scientific law is the description of an observed phenomenon scientific theory It is a misconception that theories turn into laws with enough research

    Here I hoped I helped

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  4. A theory is a group of related hypotheses that can be accepted as true based on repeated investigations with similar results. A law is a scientific concept that explains what patterns of behavior will be seen through repeated investigations.

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  6. Thanks

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  7. TYSM @gurl nerd!! It helped

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