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The use of tools and equipment to conduct an experiment in an outdoor setting.
field investigation
Object or group of objects serving as a standard of comparison for testing the results of a scientific experiment.
control
Using the five senses to find out about objects and events.
classifying
Using the five senses to find out about objects and events.
observing
Explain an observation or set of observations.
infer
A statement of an idea that can be tested experimentally: states what you intend to prove or disprove.
hypothesis
Conditions that can change an investigation to affect the outcome.
variables
A scientific tool used for closely observing small objects.
microscope
Grouping things according to similarities and differences.
classifying
A final opinion reached by experimentation.
conclusion
A test or trial carried out under controlled conditions in order to discover an unknown effect: the process of testing.
experiment
Using the written and spoken word, graphs, drawings, diagrams, maps, or tables to transmit information and ideas to others.
communication