Problem: Identify each of the following as being most like an observation, a law, or a theory.(a) All coastal areas experience two high tides and two low tides each day.(b) The tides in Earths oceans are caused mainly by the gravitational attraction of the moon.(c) Yesterday, high tide in San Francisco Bay occurred at 2:43 a.m. and 3:07 p.m.(d) Tides are higher at the full moon and new moon than at other times of the month.

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Recall the following definition:

  • Observation - action or process of observing something or someone carefully or in order to gain information.
  • Law - a brief statement of observation and predicts future ones.
  • Theory - a model for the way nature is and tries to explain it
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Identify each of the following as being most like an observation, a law, or a theory.
(a) All coastal areas experience two high tides and two low tides each day.
(b) The tides in Earths oceans are caused mainly by the gravitational attraction of the moon.
(c) Yesterday, high tide in San Francisco Bay occurred at 2:43 a.m. and 3:07 p.m.
(d) Tides are higher at the full moon and new moon than at other times of the month.

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