Presentation on theme: "Observation/Data What is an observation? Collecting data to help solve a problem using your 5 senses What is an inference? A conclusion formed."— Presentation transcript:
Observation/Data What is an observation? Collecting data to help solve a problem using your 5 senses What is an inference? A conclusion formed from observations that attempts to make sense of the information (sometimes an opinion or guess) What is a qualitative observation? A sensory collection of information: What does it feel like? What does it sound like? Shape, size, color, state of matter, texture, odor, taste, position What is a quantitative observation? An observation that involves numbers: amount, mass, volume, density, length, width, height, weight
1.What were some of the similarities you shared in the placement of your bones? Why? Why not? 2.What were some of the differences you shared in the placement of your bones? Why? Why not? 3.Look at your observations. Write down 1 observations that you have in common. If none are shared, tell why. 4.Look at your inferences. Write down 1 inference that you share. If none are shared, tell why. 5.Then, individually answer this question: Why do you think paleontologists and archaeologists may find it difficult to do their job?
Creating Data Tables Directions: Please copy the questions below in your SSN pg. 22. Read the “Creating Data Tables” handout and answer the questions. 1.What is a data table? 2.List 2 reasons why data tables are helpful in science. 3.Why is it important to carefully plan your data table? 4.Explain how the variables are included in the example data table at the bottom of the page. 5.Why is it important to review your data table before beginning the experiment?