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Observing in Science Review!. . Observing in Science. starts. Observing _______any science investigation because it inspires questions and defines problems . Observations and measurements gather information or _______ which can be analyzed to draw____________________!. data. conclusion.

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observing in science
Observing in Science

starts

  • Observing _______any science investigation because it inspires questions and defines problems.
  • Observations and measurements gather information or _______ which can be analyzed to draw____________________!

data

conclusion

observing in science1
Observing in Science
  • Deals with descriptions.
  • Data can be observed but not measured.
  • Colors, textures, smells, tastes, appearance, beauty, etc.
  • Qualitative → Quality
qualitative data
Qualitative data:
  • blue/green color, gold frame
  • smells old and musty
  • texture shows brush strokes of oil paint
  • peaceful scene of the country
  • masterful brush strokes
observing in science2
Observing in Science
  • Deals with numbers.
  • Data which can be measured. Length, height, area, volume, weight, speed, time, temperature, humidity, sound levels, cost, members, ages, etc.
  • Quantitative → Quantity
quantitative data
Quantitative data:
  • picture is 10" by 14"
  • with frame 14" by 18"
  • weighs 8.5 pounds
  • surface area of painting is 140 sq. in.
  • cost $300
latte
Latte

What type of observations are being made?

  • robust aroma
  • frothy appearance
  • strong taste
  • burgundy cup

Qualitative!

latte1
Latte

What type of observations are being made?

  • 12 ounces of latte
  • serving temperature 150º F.
  • serving cup 7 inches in height
  • cost $4.95

Quantitative!

students
Students

What type of observations are being made?

  • 672 students
  • 394 girls, 278 boys
  • 68% on honor roll
  • 150 students accelerated in mathematics

Quantitative!

students1
Students

What type of observations are being made?

  • friendly demeanors
  • civic minded
  • environmentalists
  • positive school spirit

Qualitative!