modified by Liz LaRosa www.middleschoolscience.com 2009, from original posted at:
www.science-class.net/PowerPoints/Observ...
Observations
• Any information collected with the senses.
• Quantitative – measureable or countable
» 3 meters long
» 4 ma...
Inference
• Conclusions or deductions based on observations.
• The process of drawing a conclusion from given
evidence.
Pr...
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
Activity Page
www.middleschoolscience.com/footprints-isn.pdf
In your science notebook, write your conclusion.
Source of graphic:
http://bob.nap.edu/html/evolution98/evol6-e.html
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Inference - Footprints

  1. 1. modified by Liz LaRosa www.middleschoolscience.com 2009, from original posted at: www.science-class.net/PowerPoints/Observation_Inference_8th.ppt Observation & Inference
  2. 2. Observations • Any information collected with the senses. • Quantitative – measureable or countable » 3 meters long » 4 marbles » 50 kilograms » 35 degrees Celsius • Qualitative – describable, not measureable » red flowers » smells like fresh baked cookies » Tastes bitter • The skill of describing scientific events
  3. 3. Inference • Conclusions or deductions based on observations. • The process of drawing a conclusion from given evidence. Practice: • Observations: • I hear people screaming • I smell cotton candy, popcorn, and hamburgers • I see a lot of people • Inference = ?
  4. 4. Look at these two sets of animal tracks. List 3 OBSERVATIONS Make an INFERENCE
  5. 5. Now what do you think? Make 3 OBSERVATIONS Make an INFERENCE
  6. 6. Now what do you think? Make 3 OBSERVATIONS Make an INFERENCE
  7. 7. Activity Page www.middleschoolscience.com/footprints-isn.pdf In your science notebook, write your conclusion.
  8. 8. Source of graphic: http://bob.nap.edu/html/evolution98/evol6-e.html

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