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Science Shorts: Observation Versus Inference

by: Craig R. Leager

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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.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2008Stock # sc08_045_06_48Volume 045Issue 06

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