# Dependent Variable Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples

Instructions:

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

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### 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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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

• 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