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1. Think like a scientists

2. What skills are needed to think like a scientist? • Observing- using one or more of your senses with or without instruments to gather information (what are the two types?) • Inferring- the process of coming up with an explanation based on observations and prior knowledge (**It’s an inference if you can say ‘I reckon’ …) • Snow on the Ground… • Grass without tips… A. Quantitative B. Qualitative It’s winter! Someone cut the grass

3. What skills are needed to think like a scientist? • Predicting- Making a forecast of what will happen in the future based on past experience or evidence -I skipped school, I predict that… • Classifying- Grouping objects together based on common properties or similar characteristics. • Example… I will be grounded this weekend Your music collection Food at the grocery store

4. Bonus • What’s the difference between an inference and a prediction? One is an explanation for something that is happening now. (Inference) One is a prediction of what will happen in the future. (Prediction) * Both are based on prior knowledge

5. Vocabulary Continued Inference: an educated interpretation of one or more observations using your prior knowledge Observation: a plane is making lines in the sky Inference: I reckon a plane left those lines in the sky* Based on prior knowledge

6. Observation Inference • That plant is extremely wilted due to a lack of water. • That plant is extremely wilted. • The car stopped running • The Yankees are leading their division • The car stooped running because it was out of gas. • The Yankees are leading their division because they are playing well right now.

7. Inferences Continued Inference: an educated interpretation of one or more observations using your prior knowledge(**It’s an inference if you can say ‘I reckon’ …). LET’S TALK ABOUT TIRE TRACKS… You Observe: You Infer:

8. Let’s Practice…. Look at the picture & decide if the statement is an Observationor Inference

9. Men were required to wear jackets and women were required to wear dresses Inference

10. There is a picket fence. Observation

11. There are eight people in the photograph. Observation

12. The garden provided food for the families living on Alcatraz. Inference

13. Observing Footprints From the Past Making Observations and Inferences