Download Observation & Inference

Survey
yes no Was this document useful for you?
   Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Document related concepts

Plant evolutionary developmental biology wikipedia, lookup

Leaf wikipedia, lookup

Glossary of plant morphology wikipedia, lookup

Perovskia atriplicifolia wikipedia, lookup

Transcript
Observation & Inference
Observations
• Any information collected with the senses.
• Quantitative – measureable or countable,
includes numbers
»
»
»
»
3 meters long
4 marbles
50 kilograms
35 degrees Celsius
• Qualitative – description with words
» red flowers
» Round leaves
» Rough texture
Inference
• Conclusions based on observations.
Practice:
• Observations:
• I hear people screaming
• I smell cotton candy, popcorn, and hamburgers
• I see a lot of people
• Inference = ?
Look at these two sets of
animal tracks.
List 2 OBSERVATIONS
Make an INFERENCE
Now what do you think?
Make 2 OBSERVATIONS
Make an INFERENCE
Now what do you think?
Make 2 OBSERVATIONS
Make an INFERENCE
Be able to tell the observation
from the inference.
1. The leaves are brown with 15 white spots, the plant
may be sick.
1. The temperature is affecting the eggs because only 5 of
the 20 eggs hatched.
1. The fish is swimming upside down, it may be dying.
** We will need both in science.