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Scientific Inferences and Observations (Grade 6)

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Scientific Inferences and Observations

Inferring is explaining or interpreting the things you observe.
  1. True
  2. False
An example of an observation is looking out the window to see if it is raining.
  1. True
  2. False
Scientists                 when they draw conclusions.
  1. technology
  2. infer
  3. inquiry
  4. observe
If I gather information about objects, events, or living things using my senses, I am making
  1. an inference.
  2. an observation.
  3. a prototype.
  4. a model.
Once we make observations, our brain puts them together into logical conclusions called                .
  1. observations
  2. quantitative
  3. qualitative
  4. inferences
The girl who fell down is embarrassed. This is an                .
  1. observation
  2. inference
There is homework written on the board. This is an                .
  1. observation
  2. inference
It is dark outside at noon, so it's going to rain. This is an example of a(n)                .
  1. observation
  2. inference
Which of the following is an observation?
  1. I like grapes.
  2. The grapes are green.
  3. Grapes are my favorite fruit.
  4. I think there are grapes are in my lunch.
Mr. Kirchner's chair is red. This is a(n)                .
  1. inference
  2. prediction
  3. observation
  4. classification
I observed the student wearing a STRIDE shirt. Which of the following would be an inference for this observation?
  1. The student likes the color purple.
  2. The student has black hair.
  3. The student goes to STRIDE Academy.
  4. The student likes baseball.
Students notice that the fall leaves of sugar maple trees turn red, but the leaves of the black oak trees turn brown. The students are making
  1. an observation.
  2. a prediction.
  3. an inference.
  4. a conclusion.
Which of the following sentences is an example of an inference?
  1. The ball is used for playing games.
  2. The water is hot.
  3. The water is in the pot.
  4. I hear people laughing.
Your friends return from a canoe trip on the lake and they are dripping wet. What inference might you make?
  1. Their clothes are wet.
  2. They are tired.
  3. Their canoe tipped over.
  4. They are skillful at canoeing.
You see a green jacket on the floor outside your classroom. Which inference can you make about the jacket based on your observations?
  1. It has pockets.
  2. It must have gotten torn.
  3. A student lost it.
  4. It was made in another country.
Which is a correct observation that can be made about the picture?
Lab Tool - Test Tube Rack
  1. The test tubes are all the same size.
  2. There are three test tubes in the rack.
  3. All of the test tubes have water in them.
  4. The liquid in the test tubes is poisonous.
What can you infer from the picture of the snowy tree?
Winter - Tree
  1. It is January.
  2. A blizzard is about to happen.
  3. The weather is getting warmer.
  4. The temperature outside is cold.
What can you infer from the picture of the bird foot?
Bird Foot - Herring Gull
  1. It is the foot of a tall bird.
  2. It is the foot of a bird that lives near water.
  3. It is the foot of a bird that builds a large nest.
  4. It is the foot of a bird that lives in North America.

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