Observation & Inference

Observation & Inference

Scientific Observations and Inferences Observations Any information collected with the senses. QUA

E V I T A NTIT

Measureable or Countable 3 meters long 4 marbles 50 kilograms 35 degrees Celsius Describable, Not Measureable red flowers smells like fresh baked cookies

TheTastes skill ofbitter describing scientific QUALITA TIVE events

Inference Conclusions or deductions based on observations. The process of drawing a conclusion from given evidence. Learning Goal Students will be able to make correct scientific observations and scientific

inferences . Lets Practice Close your eyes Observations: I hear people screaming I taste cotton candy I smell popcorn, and hamburgers I see a lot of people

I feel grass under my feet Inference = ? Fill in the blanks with one of the following words: OBSERVATIONS INFERENCE One of the most important skills in science is the use of our five senses, to make ____________________. Most of the

time we think of observing as something we do with our eyes; when we see something, we observe it. However, all five of our senses can be used to make observations: sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell. A good scientist is observant and notices things in the world. He or she notices whats going on in the world and becomes curious about whats happening. After we make observations, our brain makes logical conclusions about our observations called ____________________.

Mystery Footprints GLUE PAGE INTO SCIENCE NOTEBOOK MYSTERY FOOTPRINTS ACTIVITY SLIDE 1

Observation 1 Observation 2 Observation 3 Inference SLIDE 2

SLIDE 3 Look at these two sets of animal tracks. List 3 OBSERVATIONS Make an INFERENCE

Now what do you think? Make 3 OBSERVATIONS Make an INFERENCE Now what do you think? Make 3 OBSERVATIONS

Make an INFERENCE Lesson Sources Mystery Footprints PowerPoint Lesson modified by Nancy Magnuson2011 from original post by: Liz LaRosa www.middleschoolscience.com Activity Worksheets Adapted from: http://mysciencelessons.wordpress.com/tag/observation/

Sources of Graphics Detective: http://questgarden.com/64/62/3/080417194222/task.htm Jelly Beans: http://www.diamonddusted.com/?p=2069 Footprints: http://www.clker.com/clipart-1739.html

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