Why Theories Never Become Laws

Colburn, Alan
April 2008
Science Teacher;Apr/May2008, Vol. 75 Issue 4, p10
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the ascription of students to the meaning of the words within science and everyday life. He discussed the words scientific hypotheses, theories and laws as prime examples to accurately understand the nature of science. Readers can see that not only does a theory not become a law, but the law usually precedes the theory that provides an explanation for how the law works as it does, according to the author.


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