Observations and Inferences. Observations. Means using one or more of your five senses to gather information. Must be a FACT Must be specific and accurate , so that it means the same to everyone. Example: Incorrect: The burning bag smelled nasty
Means using one or more of your five senses to gather information.
When you explain or interpret something based on what you observe. It is NOT an opinion or a guess!
Example: You see a lot of students in the halls between classes wearing hats so you infer that one of the teams is having a hat day.