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  1. Observation/Data • What is an observation? • Collecting data to help solve a problem using your 5 senses • What is an inference? • A conclusion formed from observations that attempts to make sense of the information (sometimes an opinion or guess) • What is a qualitative observation? • A sensory collection of information: What does it feel like? What does it sound like? Shape, size, color, state of matter, texture, odor, taste, position • What is a quantitative observation? • An observation that involves numbers: amount, mass, volume, density, length, width, height, weight