Observation and Inference

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Assess your young scientists' understanding of the difference between observation and inference with this 20-question multiple choice quiz. It reviews a variety of physics and astronomy concepts, such as solar eclipses and sunspots, the earth's surface and shape, and cyclic events.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use as a pre- or final assessment, backward mapping to ensure that all related content is reviewed in class
  • Incorporate a short answer portion whereby learners must explain the difference between observation and inference using appropriate compare-and-contrast terminology
Pros

  • Traditional, straightforward multiple choice exam
  • Includes answer key
Cons

  • As a PDF, the document cannot be edited; however, you can adapt the questions to your own assessment
Common Core