Observation/Inference
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by Rian Woods
| 30 Questions
Note from the author:
Observations and inference practice work
1
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What is the difference between an observation and an inference?
2
1
The container is filled to the 350mL mark with water
Observation
Inference
3
1
The sun rose at 6:54 this morning
Observation
Inference
4
1
The caterpillar did not eat the moth because it is not a carnivore.
Observation
Inference
5
1
Sound traveled faster through the desk than through the air
Observation
Inference
6
1
The plant on the left is growing more because it has been receiving more water
Observation
Inference
7
1
When the Sun came out, it made the rain stop.
Observation
Inference
8
1
I can jump high in tennis shoes because they have rubber on the bottom.
Observation
Inference
9
1
When the power is turned on, the game lights up and plays a song.
Observation
Inference
10
1
Dinosaurs died out when they could not adapt to the changing climate.
Observation
Inference
11
1
Water can fall as precipitation, which may include rain, snow or hail.
Observation
Inference
12
3

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Look at the picture and write 3 OBSERVATIONS based on the picture.
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2

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Look at the picture and write 2 INFERENCES based on the picture.
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2

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Write 2 Observations for this picture
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2

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Make an inference based on your two observations you just made about this picture.
16
1
Is the following statement an inference or an observation?
This rock has large crystals
Inference
Observation
17
1
Is the following statement an inference or an observation?
Because of the fins on this fossil I believe this animal lived in the water.
Inference
Observation
18
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
The cup had a mass of 454 grams.
Qualitative
Quantitative
19
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
The temperature outside is 25 degrees farenheit
Qualitative
Quantitative
20
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
It is warm outside
Qualitative
Quantitative
21
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
The tree is 30 feet tall.
Qualitative
Quantitative
22
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
The building has 25 stories.
Qualitative
Quantitative
23
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
The building is taller than the tree.
Qualitative
Quantitative
24
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
The sidewalk is long.
Qualitative
Quantitative
25
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
The sidewalk is 100 meters long.
Qualitative
Quantitative
26
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
The race was over quickly.
Qualitative
Quantitative
27
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
The race was over in 10 minutes
Qualitative
Quantitative
28
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
Object A. is 3.5cm longer than object B
Qualitative
Quantitative
29
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
The girls shirt is blue and green.
Qualitative
Quantitative
30
1
Is the following observation qualitative or quantitative?
There are 5 girls and 22 boys in my science class.
Qualitative
Quantitative
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