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Observations & Inferences

Making sense

The gods did not reveal from the beginning
All things to us; but in the course of time
Through seeking, men found that which is better.

Xenophanes

Hands-on Lessons, Labs, & Activities
  Observations, Inferences, & Predictions with Gumdrops - do
    the first part of the investigation with regular gumdrops. do the
    second part with spice drops. :)
  Observations, Inferences, & Predictions with Gummy Bears -
    practice science skills with a favorite candy.
    Generic candies work best. Note for TX teachers - HEB Hill
    Country Fair candies do NOT work well - they disintegrate and mold!
    See a description and photos on my blog.
  Observing Wrapped, Hard Candy
  Scientific Observations - classic milk, food coloring & soap lab.
    I always do this the first day of school. You can read about it and
    see photos on my blog.
  Scientific Observations 2 - make and observe a coin respond to
    ice . Another good first day lab.
  Alex's Observation - long term observations of the sunlight in
    the classroom
  Animal Tracks - observations, inferences, predictions
  Animal Tracks, V2 - updated. See how I used this activity on
    my blog.
    Powerpoint for Animal Tracks
  Science Observations - good activity for the first day of school
  Shipwreck - inference lesson from NOAA
  Creature Feature - observation activity from NASA
  What would the colors look like if we placed two or more
    M&M’s in a plate of water? - investigation from the ACS.
  Is the “line” that forms when two colors meet a special
    property of M&M’s? - investigation from the ACS
Multimedia and Online Resources
  Observation, Inference, Prediction PowerPoint
Review, Reinforcement, and Assessment Lessons and Activities
  Fact, Opinion, Inference Graphic Organizer
  Observation & Inference Worksheet
  3D/Interactive Graphic Organizer - Observation - Inference -
    Prediction
  Word Walls for Science Practices & Skills
Find more ideas at:
  Middle School Science
  The Science Spot
     
     

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Check my blog to read about how I use:
Warm-up questions
Interactive graphic
  organizers
Whiteboard messages