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Observation vs. Inference. The Ultimate Showdown. Review - Observation. What is an observation? Using your five senses to take note of and observe your surroundings Let’s go over our examples!. Inference.

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observation vs inference

Observation vs. Inference

The Ultimate Showdown

review observation
Review - Observation
  • What is an observation?
    • Using your five senses to take note of and observe your surroundings
  • Let’s go over our examples!
  • An inference is when you make an assumption or prediction about something that you observe
  • After you make an observation, you usually make an inference about what is going on
let s practice making inferences
Let’s practice making inferences!

The next three slides show some fossil imprints that were found during a archeological dig. We’re going to record some observations and then make some inferences about what may have happened millions of years ago….

what do you think happened
What do you think happened?

In your notebook, please write a short story (around ½ page – be DETAILED please – PBJ) describing what you think happened to the creatures in our fossil evidence

For homework tonight, please complete the ‘Inference’ portion of your worksheet that is already in your notebook