Is the sky blue? (Answer with Yes or No)
Facts are statements that can be proven true or false based on evidence or research. Opinions are statements that express how someone feels or what someone thinks. Both facts and opinions are important for making decisions.
Fact or Opinion
Do you think it's more important to be kind or to be smart?
- Both are equally important
Bias: A tendency to believe some facts or opinions more than others, often without good reason. Argument: A set of statements, one of which (the conclusion) is claimed to follow from the others (the premises), which are generally assumed to be true.
What are some examples of factual statements?
Should 4th graders read books during the summer?
- Yes, it's important to stay sharp.
- No, summer is for playing.
- Only if they want to.
It is possible to disprove a fact, whereas an opinion cannot be disproved. The word 'opinion' comes from the Latin 'opinio' which means 'belief or judgment' A fact does not always make something true, as it depends on the context and perspective.
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What is the difference between a fact and an opinion?