True or False?


1. As long as experiments are done correctly, they will be able to prove a theory to be correct.

2. Developing new science knowledge involves following careful procedures, rather than being creative.

3. A hypothesis is an educated guess.

4. Once accepted by the scientific community, scientific ideas are considered fact.

5. Scientists are particularly objective. They are not influenced by their personal experiences or beliefs when they do science.

6. If a new idea is supported by scientific evidence other scientists usually accept it with little resistance.

7. Science ideas are usually generated by a scientist working alone, with little collaboration with other people.


Adapted from Physics for Elementary Teachers, by Fred Goldberg, Steve Robinson, and Valerie Otero, It= s About Time, 2006.


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