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What is an Observation? When you observe, you become aware of something using one of your senses. Your five senses are _______, _______, _______, _______, and ________. In an observation you simply describe something as it appears. An observation is a _______________ describing a ________.

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What is an Observation?

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• What is an Observation?

• When you observe, you become aware of something using one of your senses. Your five senses are _______, _______, _______, _______, and ________. In an observation you simply describe something as it appears.

• An observation is a _______________ describing a ________.

• It’s ____________________!!

• There are two types of observations

• ________________________________ ________________________________

• Qualitative Observations

• Qualitative observations _________________what we observe.

• “Qualitative” = _____________ (______________)

• These observations use ___________________to describe something.

• Example: The flower has white petals.

• Example: Mr. M has blue eyes.

• Quantitative Measurements

• Quantitative observations ____________________ what we observe.

• “Quantitative” = ________________ (_________________)

• These observations use ___________________ to measure something in a quantitative way.

• Example: The flower has seven petals.

• Example: Mr. M has two eyes.

• Which is better?

• Both types are valuable in science. In experiments, though, _____________________ measurements can be precisely and objectively _________________________.

• Qualitative: The road is long. (describes)

• Quantitative:The road is 5 km long. (measures)

• What is an Observation?

• When you observe, you become aware of something using one of your senses. Your five senses are _______, _______, _______, _______, and ________. In an observation you simply describe something as it appears.

• An observation is a _______________ describing a ________.

• It’s ____________________!!

• There are two types of observations

• ________________________________ ________________________________

• Qualitative Observations

• Qualitative observations _________________what we observe.

• “Qualitative” = _____________ (______________)

• These observations use ___________________to describe something.

• Example: The flower has white petals.

• Example: Mr. M has blue eyes.

• Quantitative Measurements

• Quantitative observations ____________________ what we observe.

• “Quantitative” = ________________ (_________________)

• These observations use ___________________ to measure something in a quantitative way.

• Example: The flower has seven petals.

• Example: Mr. M has two eyes.

• Which is better?

• Both types are valuable in science. In experiments, though, _____________________ measurements can be precisely and objectively _________________________.

• Qualitative: The road is long. (describes)

• Quantitative:The road is 5 km long. (measures)