Observation/Inference

by Rian Woods

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Observations and inference practice work

1

1

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

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

13

2

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

14

2

Write 2 Observations for this picture

15

2

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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