General Science, Mathematics, and Technology


How do scientific laws differ from theories?

A scientific law is a statement of how something in nature behaves, which has proven to be true every time it is tested. Unlike the general usage of the term “theory,” which often means an educated guess, a scientific theory explains a phenomenon that is based on observation, experimentation, and reasoning. Scientific laws do not become theories. A scientific theory may explain a law, but theories do not become laws.


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