Making Good Observations
Observation skills are very important in science. The ability to describe something is very important. You will be learning about different types of observations and practice doing observations. The following link is an excellent article on observations. Write a summary on the article and what you learned about when making observations. The summary need to be 500 words long. You will have to reference the article in your summary, the author, date of the article, and where the article was found. You will also provide the web address to the article. After reading the article, click on the Schoology link and create an account. The class code for AP Biology class is . You will write your summary in Schoology. The rubric is provided so that you know what to expect for your grade. I have also attached two videos on Observations for more clarification on Observations and Inferences. Watch the videos then again click on the Schoology link and take the pre-assessment quiz.
Difference between Observation and Inferences
The following two videos are on the differences between Observations and Inferences. Watch the video the answer the question that follow.
Fixing your Human Observation
Now that you have watched the video and know the difference between inference and observation as well as the different types of observations. Take the human observation that you made and turned in to me and go through the observations you made and label whether they are inferences or observation and if they are observations let me know what type of observations they are, qualitative or quantitative. After you have gone through your observations, if you have not quantitative observation add a few. Fix you inferences into observations. This is due 2/29/13..
Observation and Inference Exam
Complete the following exam. When you are done, do your plant observations.
Mystery Substance Lab
Go back to the running menu on top of the website, and hover on AP Biology, Making Good Observations, go to the Mystery Substance lab. You will