Dependent Variable Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples


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Which option is the best choice for the definition of a dependent variable?

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1. What is one way to help determine if the variable is an independent or dependent variable?

2. Dylan is trying to determine if a secret ingredient in his beans will keep people from becoming gassy. He feeds every customer exactly 4 ounces of beans. All of the customers are male and the same age. The only thing that changes is the secret ingredient. Which variable is the dependent variable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Without dependent, independent and control variables scientific experiments would tell us nothing. This quiz/worksheet will test your understanding of what dependent variables are and how they are related to the other two.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your understanding of:

  • The definition of dependent variables
  • How to determine what the dependent variable of an experiment is
  • What independent and control variables are

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - define key vocabulary words like dependent variable
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the different types of variables, such as dependent, independent and control
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the dependent variable

Additional Learning

To learn more about dependent variables, complete the lesson Dependent Variable Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples. After this lesson you will know more about the topics covered in the quiz and:

  • The parts of an experiment
  • How dependent, independent, and control variables are related
  • Why dependent variables are important