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.
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What do these two words mean?
How many? Will always have a number Based on exact measurement.
Observation – Based on the five senses:
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!
That plant is extremely wilted.
The car stopped running
There is 1 round table in this room.
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.