A fact is a statement that can be proven true or false. It's based on evidence or research. An opinion is a statement that expresses someone's thoughts, feelings, or beliefs. It's not based on research. It's important to know the difference between facts and opinions!
What is a Fact and an Opinion?
Fact: A statement that can be verified as true or false. Examples: The sky is blue, The earth is round. Opinion: A statement that expresses a person’s beliefs, thoughts, or feelings. Examples: I think the sky is beautiful, I feel the earth is flat. The Difference: Facts are statements that can be proven true or false. Opinions are statements that express a person’s beliefs, thoughts, or feelings. Facts are not influenced by emotions or personal views.
Work together in pairs: What is an example of a fact?
What is an example of a statement that is an opinion, and what is an example of a statement that is a fact?
Work together in pairs: What is an example of a fact about the world?
Brain break: Draw a cow sitting on a cloud and eating an ice cream cone+
Which of the following is a fact?
- Chocolate ice cream is the best.
- Dogs make better pets than cats.
- The sun rises in the east.
Which statement below is a fact?
- Summer is more enjoyable than winter.
- Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world.
- Blueberries are tastier than strawberries.
Which of the following is an opinion?
- Pizza is delicious.
- Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
- The Earth revolves around the Sun.
'Elephants are the largest land animals' - Is this statement a fact or an opinion?
'I believe that swimming is the best form of exercise' - Is this statement a fact or an opinion?