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Field Investigation

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Tyler Rice

on 20 September 2011

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Transcript of Field Investigation

Double click anywhere & add an idea What was the question we were trying to answer in our field work? How do they come up with those questions? Types of Investigative Questions Descriptive
Comparative
Correlation DESCRIPTIVE:
How many __ are there in a given area?
How frequently does __ happen in a given period?
What is the [temp., speed, height, mass, density, force, distance, pH, dissolved oxygen, light density, depth, etc.] of __?
When does __ happen during the year? (flowering, fruit, babies born)
Where does__ travel over time? (What is an animal’s range?) CORRELATIVE
What is the relationship between variable #1 and variable #2?
Does __ go up when __ goes down?
How does __ change as __ changes? COMPARATIVE
Is there a difference in ___ between group (0r condition) A and group B?
Which type of geese has the largest territory in spring?
Are male or female cougars larger?
Is there a difference in___ between (or among) different locations?
Which location has the highest soil temperature?
Do forest, riparian, or field habitats have more bird diversity?
Are ferns denser in deciduous or coniferous forests?
Is there a difference in ___ between 2 different times?
Do robins sing more between 8:00am and 9:00am or 2:00pm and 3:00pm?
Is chlorophyll greater in maple leaves in early or late summer?
Are there more mallard ducks on the pond during summer, winter, spring or fall? Why do scientists do field investigations? To answer questions about the natural world! What questions could we ask about this scene? How do scientists answer their questions? What descriptive questions could we ask about this scene? What comparative questions could we ask about this scene? What correlative questions could we ask about this scene? FIELD INVESTIGATIONS!
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