ERIC Number: EJ904844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Inference or Observation?
Finson, Kevin D.
Science and Children, v48 n2 p44-47 Oct 2010
Learning about what inferences are, and what a good inference is, will help students become more scientifically literate and better understand the nature of science in inquiry. Students in K-4 should be able to give explanations about what they investigate (NSTA 1997) and that includes doing so through inferring. This article provides some tips for teaching students about the importance of quality inferences. (Contains 2 figures.)
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Inferences, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Investigations, Scientific Literacy, Teaching Methods, Children, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Kindergarten
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