Students worked on two scientific method assignments. The first dealt with the difference between an observation and an inference. An observation is something you actually see. An inference is when you come to a conclusion without all the facts based on your experiences. Using two pictures of a Dinosaur Scene and they determined if statements were examples of an observation or and inference.
They second worksheet dealt with quantitative and qualitative observations. A quantitative observation is one that can be measured (length, width, distance, age, etc.). A qualitative observation is more like an opinion (that smells nice, I don’t like pizza, etc.). They completed a Quantitative and Qualitative Observations worksheet identifying which of ten statements are quantitative or qualitative statements.