ERIC Number: EJ784371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
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Science Shorts: Observation versus Inference
Leager, Craig R.
Science and Children, v45 n6 p48-50 Feb 2008
When you observe something, how do you know for sure what you are seeing, feeling, smelling, or hearing? Asking students to think critically about their encounters with the natural world will help to strengthen their understanding and application of the science-process skills of observation and inference. In the following lesson, students make observations and inferences of an object and some mystery photos.
Descriptors: Observation, Science Process Skills, Inferences, Science Instruction, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Elementary School Science, Learning Activities
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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