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  • modified by Liz LaRosa www.middleschoolscience.com 2009, from original posted at: www.science-class.net/PowerPoints/Observation_Inference_8th.ppt Observation & Inference
  • 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
  • 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 = ?
  • 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