Hypothesis versus Theory versus Fact


Hypothesis:

Example of a hypothesis: "The moon is made of cheese" (note: this is the kind of hypothesis my wife would come up with). How could we test this hypothesis?

New hypothesis (altered to include additional information from above experiment): The moon is not made of cheese, but is made of dirt, sort of like the Earth

Theory:

 

Fact:


Example:

 


1998 Dr. Michael Blaber