Observation & Inference. modified by Liz LaRosa www.middleschoolscience.com 2009, from original posted at: www.science-class.net/PowerPoints/ Observation _ Inference _8th.ppt. What is an observation?. Discuss with your face partner….
modified by Liz LaRosa www.middleschoolscience.com 2009, from original posted at:www.science-class.net/PowerPoints/Observation_Inference_8th.ppt
Discuss with your face partner….
Ask yourself: Can you describe it by seeing it? Hearing it? Feeling it? Tasting it? Smelling it? Measuring it?
Are you making a “judgement” about something?
Are you describing an opinion or a feellng?
Science Notebook Example: (Write this down…)
I see an apple with a bite missing. I see the apple on the ground. A child standing next to the apple is making a face.
List 3 OBSERVATIONS
Make an INFERENCE
Use the data in a t-chart to model writing a conclusion about the footprints. A good conclusion utilizes the three following structures:
Write a sentence that answers the question that you were investigating. This is called the claim.
Write a sentence that uses evidence or data from the lab to explain how you knew the answer to the question you were investigating.
Write a sentence that summarizes your results. This connects to the "big idea" or underlying science concept.
In your science notebook, write your conclusion.