1. Topic-
 Observation/Inference Constructing Graphs
2. Content-
 1. Observations: process of obtaining information by using your sense. 2. Inference: logical conclusion based on observation and own perspective. 3. Conclusion: A summary based on evidence of facts 4. Quantitative: observation based on data, can be expressed using numbers, such as length, mass, temperature, distance, and time. 5. Qualitative: observations that describe the qualities or characteristics of something.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
 1. Understand differences between inference and observations. 2. Identify the information needed to read a graph properly.
4. Objectives-
 I can... 1. compare and contrast observations and inferences. 2. review Building Block Test 1.
5. Materials and Aids-
 *white/board, markers *science notebooks * building block test 1 * I can mastery list * colored pencils/crayons * portfolios
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

 SW try to guess what graphs on the board mean.

B. Development-

 1. Teacher lead discussion. 2. Student discovery of connection of data and graph using observation and inference.

C. Practice-

 1. SW try to identify what the graphs mean. 2. Teacher will gradually add information to the graphs as student share information (teacher may to add information in order to stimulate student input).

D. Independent Practice-

 N/A- next lesson (shorten period) - "I can" mastery list

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

 1. Partnering during whole group discussion. 2. Extended time of response. 3. Shorted board notes.

F. Checking for understanding-

 1. Hand signals to demonstrate knowledge of various observations and inferences. 2. Science Notebook Questions: 1. What is the difference between observation and inference. 2. What do we use when observing something? 3. What senses are used when observing the graphs? 4. Match each class data to a graph (notebook/discussion). 5. Why is it important to label graphs properly?

G. Closure-

 Teacher review of observation, inference and graphs.
7. Evaluation-
 1. Teacher observations 2. Science notebook 3. I can mastery sheet.

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