Ohh… This liquid is green and it is leaking from a brown can. I also smell it. Observation Observation: when studying something describe only facts that you can see, touch, smell and hear. You are not making any guesses. THIS IS NOT AN OPINION!!
Observations • Any information collected with the senses. • 3 meters long • 4 marbles • 50 kilograms • 35 degrees Celsius • red flowers • smells like fresh baked cookies • Tastes bitter • The skill of describing scientific events
Based on my observations, I think that this can is old and is leaking a toxic substance. Inference Inference: using your observations to make a guess about an object or an outcome THIS CAN BE A SCIENTIFIC OPINION
Inference • Conclusions or deductions based on observations. • The process of drawing a conclusion from given evidence. Practice: • Observations: • I hear people screaming • I smell cotton candy, popcorn, and hamburgers • I see a lot of people • Inference = ?
What observations can we make about this picture? What inferences can we make?
What observations can we make about this picture? • What can we infer based on this picture?
What observations can we make from these pictures? What inferences can we make?