Independent Variable Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples


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Independent variables are influenced, or changed, by _____

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1. Imagine you're a gym shoe designer, and you want to prove that the new sneaker you designed can help basketball players jump higher than other sneakers. To test this, you measure how high basketball players can jump wearing your sneakers. Then, you measure how high the same players can jump while wearing a different pair of sneakers and compare the measurements. What is the independent variable in this experiment?

2. Which of the following is TRUE about independent variables?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet help check your understanding of independent variables. You will need to know what changes these variables and be able to pick out examples for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to see how much you know about:

  • Picking out independent variables
  • How these variables are changed
  • Characteristics of independent variables

Skills Practiced

If you use these tools, you can practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - pick out the most important information from the lesson on independent variables
  • Information recall - remember the details you learned about how independent variables change
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about picking out independent variables

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more, use the lesson called Independent Variable Lesson for Kids: Definition & Examples. This lesson can help you:

  • Define independent variable
  • See how these variables are used
  • Look at examples of independent variables