Students will participate in several science demonstrations and use amazing visuals from National Geographic to practice observing and inferring and recording their ideas accurately.
Included in the zip file are:
• Scaffolded demonstration activity to provide guided practice for writing observations, background knowledge and inferences
• 3 practice activities using national geographic photos of the day
• A quiz
• Links to all of the original photos with explanations of what is really happening
These activities are meant to introduce students to the idea that they make inferences all the time but it is just as important to know where those inferences came from (so they can be adjusted or confirmed) and to be able to communicate them to others accurately.