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one process skill can be dependent on other process
skills. The skill of making predictions depends on the
skill of making careful observations and inferences
based on what has been observed.
For a summary showing the specific science pro-
cess skill each activity in chapter 3 promotes, see the
chart in appendix B.
ences. Scientists, for example, will make a forecast
into the future based on something they observed
yesterday or even days and weeks ago. Similarly, they
will make a prediction based on an inference they
made as well. Therefore, predicting is closely related
to other process skills such as classifying, inferring,
and observing. Predicting is a great example of how
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