Different observations 

These are all observations you can make of a particular tree.

It is an oak, about 10 metres high with a canopy of 8 metres across. The trunk splits up into three trunks quite close to the ground. There are grooves in the trunk. The branches are irregularly shaped. The tree has ample foliage and acorns. The leaves are lobed and a dull, mid-green (neither dark nor light) in colour. It is a beautiful tree. Some branches broke off once during a storm. The tree's surroundings are chaotic. The tree looks vital and powerful, it dominates its surroundings. Seedlings are growing under the tree.

You can categorise the observations:

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An oak

Exercises

Make thirty observations of an object or a situation and divide the observations into categories. Which categories can you distinguish?

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