What is a Hypothesis?

Hypotheses are used widely in science. Choose YES for the statements that describe a hypothesis and a NO for statements that do not describe what a hypothesis is.



A red asterisk (*) indicates required questions.


  1. A tentative explanation*
    Yes
    No


  1. A statement that can be tested*
    Yes
    No


  1. An educated guess*
    Yes
    No


  1. an investigative question*
    Yes
    No


  1. A prediction about the outcome of an ivestigation*
    Yes
    No


  1. A question asked at the begining of an investigation*
    Yes
    No


  1. A statement that may lead to a prediction*
    Yes
    No


  1. Included as a part of all scientific investigations*
    Yes
    No


  1. Used to prove whether something is true*
    Yes
    No


  1. Eventually becomes a theory, then a law*
    Yes
    No


  1. May guide an investigation*
    Yes
    No


  1. Used to decide what data to pay attention to and seek*
    Yes
    No


  1. Developed from imagination and creativity*
    Yes
    No


  1. Must be in the form of "if....then...."*
    Yes
    No





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Washington High School