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Observation vs. Inference
Observation-
Qualitative observation:
Quantitative observation:
Inference (infer)-
Statement
Bird is covered in feathers of different colors.
Type of observation or inference
Bird is large, so it probably does not fly.
Bird has long tail feathers protruding almost 2 feet from rear.
Bird has brown beak directly in front of eyes.
Bird has 4 large claws on each of its two feet.
The bird is a predator that eats small rodents.
The bird has a white ring of feathers around its neck.
Bird is 1.4 m tall, so it probably does not fly.
The bird is dragging a wing along the ground and chirping.
There are four feathers missing from the right wing.
Wingspan is as large my car.
Directions: Observe the object in from of you. Create at least 2 qualitative observations, 2 quantitative
observations and 2 inferences about the object
Qualitative Observations
Quantitative Observations
Inferences
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