SETTING THESAURUS

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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
Long countertops with deep sinks and gas valves
Cabinets filled with equipment (microscopes, Bunsen burners, ring stands, beakers, Erlenmeyer flasks, cylinders, petri dishes, test tubes in racks, and other glassware)
Desks and tables
An air exchanger
Labeled totes holding smaller supplies (wipes, glass slides, plastic pipettes, wire gauze, crucible cups, evaporating dishes, watch glasses, spot plates, stirring rods)
Drawers holding equipment (test tube holders, beaker and crucible tongs, clamps, clay triangles, sparkers, burets, funnels, thermometers, hoses, scalpels)
Tissue paper
Educational posters and safety practice notices on the walls
Bright florescent lights
A fire extinguisher
Electrical outlets
Bins of safety goggles
An eye wash station
Scales
Trash cans
A locked cabinet or closet for chemicals and expensive equipment
Squeeze bottles
A periodic table of elements posted on the wall
A fume hood for vaporous experiments
A whiteboard
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PEOPLE COMMONLY FOUND IN THIS SETTING:
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SETTING NOTES AND TIPS:
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RELATED SETTINGS THAT MAY TIE IN WITH THIS ONE:
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SETTING DESCRIPTION EXAMPLE:
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