Control Group: Definition & Explanation


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Choose the best definition of a control group from the following:

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1. In an experiment, a variable is:

2. Two types of control groups are:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following worksheet provides a detailed analysis and description of control groups. The interactive quiz will ask you questions regarding the types of control groups and their importance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Definition of a control group
  • Purpose of a variable
  • Different types of control groups
  • Importance of control groups in experiments

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on control groups
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to identify an example of a control group
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what control groups are and why they are important

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the corresponding lesson titled Control Group: Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines control group
  • Discusses the importance of control groups
  • Differentiates between positive and negative control groups