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Chemistry LibreTexts

Nature of Science 101

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    185294
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    To Do To Answer
    Read about evidence in science
    • Define direct evidence and indirect evidence.
    • Do scientists use direct or indirect evidence? Explain.
    • Do astronomers use direct or indirect evidence? Explain.
    Know the definitions (you only need pages 1 and 2)
    • Define theory, hypothesis, observation and law, as they pertain to science.
    • How are each of these words used in science?
    • How is the word "theory" often misused by non-scientists?