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Observations and Inferences Cubes Inquiry Lesson

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This lesson about the difference between observations and inferences is guided by the question “How do scientists learn about the world around us?” Students look at a paper cube and note as many details as they can think of. During a guided class discussion, they determine which ideas are observations and which are inferences about the bottom of the cube. As an inquiry lesson, the key vocabulary words are defined after the experiential activity.

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What You Get
★Detailed Teacher Notes and Instructions (3 pages with photographs)
★Patterns for cubes and bases
★2 Student Worksheets: full page version for double sided copying and half sheet version for gluing into science notebooks
★Ways to Record Observations poster, color and black & white versions
★Observation and Inference vocabulary poster
★Word Wall Cards, including blank frames

Standards Addressed:
Virginia Science SOLs 4.1, 5.1, 6.1
Any middle grade standard related to the difference between observations and inferences


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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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