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Posted by Gary on Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11:18am.

Do I have these right? Each of these have one or two words that make them confusing and tricky.



Hypothesis – a tentative, testable explanation of an observed phenomenon.
Observation – a piece of the natural world is observed to work in a certain way (witnessed)
Prediction – Thought to be going to occur in the future before it happens.

Review the following statements and identify each statement as an observation, hypothesis, or prediction.

Male Red-winged Blackbirds display red wing patches to signal superiority to other males.
Hypothesis

Bees make honey.
Observation

Male Red-winged Blackbirds compete for territories.
Observation

Bees eat honey when no other food (nectar) is available.
Prediction

A wound is infected.
Observation

Infection is caused by bacteria.
Hypothesis

A male Red-winged Blackbird displays his red wing patches whenever other males enter its territory.
Hypothesis

Honey is the food store for the bee hive.
Observation

Keeping a wound clean of bacteria prevents infection.
Prediction

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