Shooter (2007)
Concept featured in clip: Observations and Inferences
Location of clip: DVD: 48:55-51:25


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Summary of clip: In this clip, FBI agent Nick Memphis is looking over the evidence they have against Bob Lee Swagger for the attempted assassination of the President. As he is collecting information and making observations, he finds that much of the information doesn't add up.
Connection of flickclip to the concept:
Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students after viewing the clip:

a. What is an observation?

b. What is an inference?

c. How are observations and inferences related?

d. What are some observations Nick makes from the evidence?

e. What are some inferences Nick makes from his observations?

f. How do you use observations and inferences in everyday life?

g. How do you think scientists use observations and inferences?

2. This activity could be followed by a "tracks lab" where students look at different sets of tracks and make observations and inferences at each stage.