Observation/Inference/Prediction. Observation What is an observation? An observation is a collection of information gathered through one or more of the 5 senses. What are the 5 senses? The 5 senses include: smell, taste, touch, hearing, & sight.
What is an observation?
An observation is a collection of information gathered through one or more of the 5 senses.
What are the 5 senses?
The 5 senses include: smell,
taste, touch, hearing, &
What is an inference?
An inference is an explanation or interpretation of information gathered (an observation). It answers why something happened & reflects on the past.
Give an example of an Observation: The fire alarm is ringing.
observation and an
inference that can be Inference: There is a fire in the cafeteria.
What is a prediction?
A prediction is a “forecast” based on available information (an observation). It describes what you expect to happen.
What verb tense is used when stating a prediction?
future tense – always
Give an example
of an observation, Observation: It is raining hard.
and a prediction
based on that Prediction: My birdbath will be full.
Never a number
Describes things that cannot or have not been measured with a number/quantity.
Always a number
Frieda is very funny.
IzzyB is white, fluffy & soft.
That truck is huge.
I smell chocolate chip cookies.
There are 13,700 wildflowers in the field.
There are 3 ferns in the room.