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Observation and Inference Notes
Observation and Inference Notes
Observation and Inference Notes
Observation and Inference Notes
Observation and Inference Notes
Observation and Inference Notes
Observation and Inference Notes
Observation and Inference Notes
Observation and Inference Notes
Observation and Inference Notes
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Observation and Inference Notes

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Just a few notes over Observations and Inferences that I used with Middle school students. There was other discussions and hands-on activities that we also used to support the learning.

Just a few notes over Observations and Inferences that I used with Middle school students. There was other discussions and hands-on activities that we also used to support the learning.

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  • 1. Observation & Inference
  • 2. Glue the “Back to the Future” in Science Notebook • 9/4/13 • Question: What do we do if the fire alarm goes off? • Pregunta: ¿Qué hacemos si la alarma de incendio se apaga? • Answer…
  • 3. Science Notebook: Table of Contents Date Learning Target Title Page # 9/4/13 Class Back to the Future 1 ? 9/4/13 SI Observations and Inferences 2
  • 4. Sewer Lice
  • 5. • Observation- information gathered using one or more of the five senses. Observations: •People wearing helmets •Two people in green and white •One person in in black •One person wear stripes •Persons arms out like a T with a football in hand •Persons arms above their head
  • 6. 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
  • 7. • Quantitative observation- an observation dealing with numbers that can be measured • Examples: Length, height, area, volume, weight, speed, time, temperature, humidity, sound levels, cost, members, ages, etc.
  • 8. • Qualitative observation- deals with descriptions that can be observed but not measured • Examples- Colors, textures, smells, tastes, appearance, beauty, etc
  • 9. Inference- an interpretation of one or more observations. Inferences: •The playier in black scored a touchdown •#81 is tackling the player in black
  • 10. 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 = ?

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