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Observationvs.Inferenceand what’s the difference?<br />
Observe this!<br />
-Using your 5 senses to gather information about your surroundings<br />What you “see” happening<br />Observation<br />
-A conclusion based on evidence<br />-An “educated guess”<br />What you “think” is happening<br />Inference<br />
“Notice all the computations, theoretical scribblings, and lab equipment, Norm….Yes, curiosity killed these cats.”<br />
Field Trip!<br />The class is on a field trip to a fossil bed in Alberta, Canada. While exploring the site, you discover a...
-Scientific knowledge is a combination of observation and inference.<br />-Inferences are tentative.  <br />-As you get ne...
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  1. 1. Observationvs.Inferenceand what’s the difference?<br />
  2. 2. Observe this!<br />
  3. 3. -Using your 5 senses to gather information about your surroundings<br />What you “see” happening<br />Observation<br />
  4. 4. -A conclusion based on evidence<br />-An “educated guess”<br />What you “think” is happening<br />Inference<br />
  5. 5. “Notice all the computations, theoretical scribblings, and lab equipment, Norm….Yes, curiosity killed these cats.”<br />
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  8. 8. Field Trip!<br />The class is on a field trip to a fossil bed in Alberta, Canada. While exploring the site, you discover a slab of rock covered with interesting impressions. The teacher invites the class to make observations and inferences about the imprints…<br />
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  12. 12. -Scientific knowledge is a combination of observation and inference.<br />-Inferences are tentative. <br />-As you get new data, your inferences can change.<br />Why is this important in Science?<br />

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