Identifying & Interpreting Independent & Dependent Variables


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Which is an example of a variable?

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1. Why is a control variable used in an experiment?

2. It is important to design experiments so that they are

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you assess your knowledge of dependent and independent variables and how they are used in science.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz combo to review:

  • Variable examples
  • Purpose of control variables in experiments
  • Tips when designing experiments

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the design of experiments
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about control variables

Additional Learning

To learn more about variables used in science, check out the corresponding lesson titled Identifying & Interpreting Independent & Dependent Variables. This lesson will help you:

  • Define experiments
  • Compare and contrast independent variables and dependent variables
  • Determine why a control variable is used in experiments