Ages: This activity is best for Big Kids...see the end of the post for an adaptation for Little Kids
Materials: Pictures nature or animals...this works really well with science books or an atlas of animals
Observations are factual statements that can be made about the picture. Inferences are logical conclusions or predictions that are based on observations.
- While looking at a picture together, ask your Kid Scientist what they observe. With pictures we are limited in which senses we can use, but prompt them to be as specific as possible. How many? What color? Is it bigger or smaller?
- Use the observations to make inferences...draw conclusions or make predictions. What do you think?