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2.1: Making Observations

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Student Behavioral Objectives

The student will:

  • define qualitative and quantitative observations.
  • distinguish between qualitative and quantitative observations.
  • explain the difference between qualitative and quantitative observations.
  • use quantitative observations in measurements where possible.

Timing, Standards, Activities

Timing and California Standards
Lesson Number of 60 min periods CA Standards
Making Observations 1.0 1a, 4e, 4f, 4g

Activities for Lesson 1

Laboratory Activities

  • If the Candle Observation or Dazoo were not used in chapter 1, they could be used here.


  • None


  • About Observations

Extra Readings

  • None

Answers Making Observations (L1) Review Questions

  • Sample answers to these questions are available upon request. Please send an email to teachers-requests@ck12.org to request sample answers.

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Aug 18, 2012
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