Observation inferences
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 11

Observation/Inferences PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 58 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Observation/Inferences. What do these two words mean? . Observations. Observations: We use our senses to gather information about the world around us. There are two types of observations. Qualitative. Qualitative observation: (quality) Uses words. Usually made with our senses.

Download Presentation

Observation/Inferences

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Observation inferences

Observation/Inferences

What do these two words mean?


Observations

Observations

  • Observations: We use our senses to gather information about the world around us. There are two types of observations.


Qualitative

Qualitative

  • Qualitative observation: (quality) Uses words. Usually made with our senses.

  • See, Hear, Touch, Taste, Smell.

    Examples:

  • Brutus is wearing a Scarlet and Gray Long Sleeve Shirt.

  • The lab tabletop is smooth.


Quantitative

Quantitative

  • Quantitative observation: (quantity)

    How many? Will always have a number Based on exact measurement.

    Examples:

    • The room is 8 meters across.

    • Thelma is 141-cm tall.

    • Earl weighs 68,100 Grams.


Inferences

Inferences

  • Inference:

    • A logical interpretation of an event that is based on observations and prior knowledge.

  • What does this mean in 6th grade terms?


Making inferences

Making Inferences

  • You are at the counter in the office to get a bus pass signed. You see a student leave the principal’s office crying and upset. We could make an inference as to why the student is upset.

  • Could be in trouble (Lunch Detention, ALC)

  • Family problems at home (sick, accident)

  • Student not feeling well

  • Student has poor grades (failing, retention)


Observation vs inference

Observation – Based on the five senses:

Sight

Smell

Touch

Taste

Hearing

A visible or provable fact.

For example, the whiteboard is white

Inference – Based on prior knowledge or opinion

For example, that dog looks ugly! Sorry Mrs. Snider!

Observation vs. Inference


Examples

OBSERVATIONS

That plant is extremely wilted.

The car stopped running

There is 1 round table in this room.

INFERENCES

That plant is extremely wilted due to a lack of water.

The car stopped running because it was out of gas.

There is one round table in this room because Mr. Burger likes Rectangles better.

Examples


Observation vs inference1

Observation vs Inference

  • List 2 Qualitative Observations

  • List 2 Quantitative Observations

  • List 1 Inference


Observation vs inference2

Observation vs Inference

  • List 2 Qualitative Observations

  • List 2 Quantitative Observations

  • List 1 Inference


Observation vs inference3

Observation vs Inference

  • List 2 Qualitative Observations

  • List 2 Quantitative Observations

  • List 1 Inference


  • Login