One characteristic of a hypothesis is that all possible scenarios around it cannot be tested. What could I do to reduce the number of possibilities around the following hypothesis? "If babies were exposed to fuzzy bunnies and a loud cymbal, then they would develop fear."
This question does correctly identify the fact that no hypothesis is perfect. As a start, your initial hypothesis is a fairly decent hypothesis. It is specific in its wording. Additionally, the hypothesis is phrased in an "if/then" format. Not every hypothesis has to be worded in this format, but the format does help strengthen a hypothesis, because it helps to guide students toward writing a hypothesis that makes a prediction of some kind.
The other advantage to using the if/then format is that it helps...
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