Answer the following questions: * What is a hypothesis? * How is a hypothesis different from a theory in science? * Describe an example of how you may use the scientific method in your daily life and state a good hypothesis for that example. * Which hypothesis did you first pick in the "Recognizing a good hypothesis" activity in the scientific method tutorial? Why? If any, which mistake(s) did you make when picking a hypothesis?
A hypothesis is a specific possible explanation for a particular observation or phenomenon, or a logical guess about how things work. In addition, hypothesis is testable as well as falsifiable through experimentations or investigations. Theory in the other hand is much broader, well tested and has not been falsified, it is also well accepted by the general compare to hypothesis. One example on how the scientific method is used in my daily life is when my cell phone randomly dies or turns off. I attempted to turn it on but it wouldn’t. So now, I come up with a hypothesis that my cell phone died due to the battery is out of power.
On the activity “Recognizing Good Hypothesis”, I have chosen the second statement “B. E. coli cells will die within 8 hours if it is exposed to temperatures below 80˚F.” because the statement provided exact information on what to test on. The third statement is also a good answer but it provided too many information on what caused the cell to die, meaning it requires broader