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Observation and Inferences

Observation and Inferences

Author: Jason Fritz
Description:

I can make logical inferences about the world around me.

I can make accurate and detailed qualitative and quantitative observations in the science lab.

6.1.3.4.1

Determine and use appropriate safe procedures, tools, measurements, graphs and mathematical analyses to describe and investigate natural and designed systems in a physical science context.

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Tutorial

Making Observations Notes

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Making Observation Notes

Cornell style notes students make in the classroom

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Observations Vs. Inferences

Explanation of Observations and Inferences.

Source: Kate Massa

Mystery Footprints

Mysterious Life of a Dancing Raisin

Click on link to see lab sheet, instruction video, and other informative videos about the lab.

Source: MrFritzScience

Observations and Inferences w/"Far Side"

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Moving illusions

Source: Vsauce

Observation Stations

Click on link to see lab sheet, instruction video, and other informative videos about the lab.

Source: Mr.Fritz Science

Qualatative vs. Quantatative

Observation and Inference Key Terms

Take a look at these key terms... make note cards to improve your vocabulary

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Inferences and observations

A short video explaining the difference between an inference and observations. There is also an explanation of the differences between qualitative and quantitative observations.

Source: mreppsclassroom

Observation Stations 2014

Brief view of some of our observation stations.

Observation Stations

Do It Yourself Science

Many of the stations from our Observation Stations Lab explained by Bill Nye the Science Guy

Source: Bill Nye the Science Guy

This is Not Yellow

Source: Vsauce

Why Science

Collection of video clips looking at scientist in different fields

Safari Montage Video Links

To watch videos students sign into Safari Montage just like you sign into a school computer (user name: student ID password: first 6 letters of last name and day of birth)

Bill Nye: Do-It-Yourself Science

Bill Nye the Science Guy demonstrates how to conduct some simple scientific experiments in this episode of the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel series, featuring an interactive question-and-answer format and hands-on activities. In this episode, Bill presents a lesson in do-it-yourself science, showing how to demonstrate big scientific ideas with small experiments. Designed to correlate with National Science Standards, the program includes a teacher's guide filled with suggestions for extension activities and classroom experiments.

22 min 59 sec


Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included

What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He's seconded by 12-year-old Amy O'Toole, who, along with 25 of her classmates, published the first peer-reviewed article by schoolchildren, about the Blackawton bees project. It starts: "Once upon a time ... "

Source: Ted Talks

Robin Ince: Science versus wonder?

Does science ruin the magic of life? In this grumpy but charming monologue, Robin Ince makes the argument against. The more we learn about the astonishing behavior of the universe — the more we stand in awe.

Source: Ted Talks