Observe: Study the photograph for one minute. Form an overall impression of the photograph and then examine individual items.
Infer: Based on what you have observed, list three things you might infer from this photograph. Do you think all the other students in the class will make the same inferences you have ? Why or why not?
Questions: What questions does this photograph raise in your mind? Have students share their responses and bring closure with a discussion about differences between observation and inference.
Work Cited: Bell, Lynn and Park, John C in Technology in the Secondary Science Classroom. Published by NSTApress in 2008. (Note: You may download a copy of this book for free at the NSTA Website.)