Observations and Inference

What's the difference between qualitative and quantitative observations? Learners make observations, inferences, and predictions about their environment with a set of questions and activities that are applicable to either language arts or science classes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • A good addition to your literacy lesson about making inferences and finding the answers within the text
  • Use in a science class before starting a unit on the scientific method, or in a social studies class during a research project
  • Have class members do an observation walk around the school, and work together in pairs or small groups
Classroom Considerations

  • References another assignment at the top of the page that isn't available with the worksheet
Pros

  • Prompts learners to think critically about what they read and observe
  • Applicable to any assignment or reading activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core