I created this set for practicing observation and inferences.
This set has two components, and can be used many different ways.
1) There are 10 pictures that are good for making both observations and inferences. You can use these pictures for one or other other, or use them to have students practice doing both. Here is a good example.
Students can observe a hyena, or a zebra head, grass, etc. They can infer that the hyena killed the zebra, is eating it, is hunting, etc. They may infer other information as well, such as where this photo was taken.
The second part of this pack is a set of cards. There are 16 cards each with examples of observations, inferences, and hypotheses. Students can use them in the following ways (and probably others that I haven't thought of yet):
- card sort and separate observation, inference, and hypothesis
- get one card and identify which it is.
- match up/sequence -- for example, I observe that the person is very tall, I infer that he plays basketball, and I hypothesize that people who are tall play basketball better.
These cards and pictures can be used in a variety of ways, and with a wide range of student abilities to reinforce these critical science skills.
I hope you enjoy, and please let me know any feedback that you have!