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Do your students struggle differentiating between inferences and observations? Use this mini-unit to provide your students with a hands-on, fun approach to learning and applying the differences!
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--Observations/Inferences posters (in color & black/white)
Post these on your class focus wall or a bulletin board for students to see.
--Anchor chart printables
I love to introduce a topic with a class anchor chart. Use these labels to print the headers for your anchor chart, then follow my example to make your own chart with your students. My kiddos create their own anchor charts in their science journals so they’re engaged the entire time. Don’t have science journals? Paper works fine!
--Observations & Inferences practice printable
Use this sheet as a way to practice observations and inferences. Students can fill in the blanks as you discuss, then practice determining whether the statement is an observation or inference, then review together.
--Mystery Bag Activity: NOTE--you will need additional items for this activity!
A separate directions sheet is included for this fun, hands-on activity, but basically you fill brown lunch bags with different household/classroom items, and students have to first make observations about what’s in the bags, then use those observations to make an inference.
--Scenario Task Cards
Students get the chance to apply their knowledge of observations and inferences by reading scenario cards and determining whether inferences or observations have been made, and to make their own inferences and observations.
Check for student mastery by ending your lesson with an easy exit ticket.
Use this for a grade or simply for as assessment piece.