What are Variables in Science? - Definition, Types & Examples


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How many types of variables are there in a scientific experiment?

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1. What are the types of variables in a scientific experiment?

2. If there is a cause and effect relationship, what can be done to the variables in a scientific experiment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps you check your knowledge of scientific variables. During the quiz, you will be tested on the various types of variables.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet/quiz combo to review:

  • The number of variables in a scientific method
  • Different types of variables in a scientific experiment
  • Cause and effect relationship

Skills Practiced

This quiz and corresponding worksheet helps students practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding scientific variables and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the y-axis
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve variable practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about variables used in science, review the accompanying lesson What are Variables in Science? - Definition, Types & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define variable
  • Identify characteristics of a control variable
  • Compare and contrast dependent variables and independent variables
  • Determine what a constant variable is