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    • Observation & Inference modified by Liz LaRosa www.middleschoolscience.com 2009, from original posted at: www.science-class.net/PowerPoints/ Observation _ Inference _8th.ppt
    • 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