Analyzing Data and Drawing Conclusions

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11906

Do you know how to draw a conclusion? You don't need artist tools for that, just some observations and analyzing ability! Learn to read clues and predict outcomes like a real detective or scientist!

categories

Scientific Method

subject
Science
learning style
Visual
personality style
Lion
Grade Level
Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

Think about the weather in your area. What has the weather been like for the past couple of days? Why does that matter today?

Pretend you are outside on a hot, sunny day.

There are no clouds in the sky. The weather has been like this for the past three days. You are going to swim with your friends soon. Should you bring an umbrella? Why or why not? Tell your parent or teacher.

sunny sky

You probably said something along the lines of, "No, I do not need an umbrella because there are no clouds in the sky and it is sunny."

You drew a conclusion. That means you used evidence or clues to decide whether or not you would need an umbrella. Scientists use data (information) to draw conclusions. Below, you will see the scene you read at the beginning of the lesson. All the important data is italicized. This data could be used to draw a conclusion.

  • Pretend you are outside on a hot, sunny day. There are no clouds in the sky. The weather has been like this for the past three days. You are going to swim with your friends soon.

All this data gives you clues about what the weather will be like in the future. Scientists use data like this to help them figure out what will happen next.

clue

See if you can find the clues in the story in the Got It? section. Use the clues (data) you find to draw conclusions about what is happening.

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