2.3 Chemical Properties and Reactions

Draw a Conclusion

When you analyze information, you break it down into parts. You then examine the relationships among the parts to draw a conclusion. 

For example, suppose you woke up one winter morning and heard on the radio that schools would be closed that day. You would consider the season, the hour, the source of your information, and the fact that schools will be closed. From these facts, you might conclude that there was significant snowfall during the night. 

Some science questions will ask you to draw conclusions based on evidence. Some will ask you to compare and contrast two items. Some will ask you to determine cause and effect. All of these thinking skills involve analysis.