Name_________________________ Observation and Inference Notes Observations Any information collected with the senses. (seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, & smelling) The skill of describing scientific events A noting and recording of…. FACTS!!! Qualitative Observations Describe an object’s qualities. Are based on facts. Describe what the object is like. Example: The sky is blue Quantitative Observations Describe quantities. Use numbers as measurements or to count. Scientists prefer quantitative observations. Example: There are 15 students in the classroom Inferences Conclusions based on observations. The process of drawing a conclusion from given evidence. Example: When you entered the room, you most likely inferred that the individual in the front of the room is the teacher.