Presentation on theme: "Observation & Inference"— Presentation transcript:
1Observation & Inference modified by Liz LaRosa 2009, from original posted at:
2Observations Any information collected with the senses. Quantitative – measureable or countable3 meters long4 marbles50 kilograms35 degrees CelsiusQualitative – describable, not measureablered flowerssmells like fresh baked cookiesTastes bitterThe skill of describing scientific events
3InferenceConclusions or deductions based on observations.The process of drawing a conclusion from given evidence.Practice:Observations:I hear people screamingI smell cotton candy, popcorn, and hamburgersI see a lot of peopleInference = ?
4Look at these two sets of animal tracks. List 3 OBSERVATIONSMake an INFERENCE
5Now what do you think?Make 3 OBSERVATIONSMake an INFERENCE
6Now what do you think?Make 3 OBSERVATIONSMake an INFERENCE
7Activity Page www.middleschoolscience.com/footprints-isn.pdf In your science notebook, write your conclusion.
8Source of graphic: http://bob.nap.edu/html/evolution98/evol6-e.html