What is a Constant in Science? - Lesson for Kids


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When doing an experiment, the control is _____.

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1. In an experiment, the constant _____.

2. You put one ice cube in your kitchen, one ice cube outside, and one ice cube in the fridge to see how long it takes each one to melt. What is the independent variable of this experiment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will help you to discover what you know about a 'constant' in science. Key points on the quiz include a 'control' in an experiment and a feature of a 'constant.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following study topics will be covered:

  • The 'independent variable' in a given experiment
  • A 'constant' in an experiment
  • An example of different types of ice cubes melting in the sun

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson about 'constants' in science
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main words, such as a 'control' and a 'constant' in an experiment
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about an 'independent variable' in an experiment

Additional Learning

Learn more with the video lesson called What is a Constant in Science? - Lesson for Kids which will include these topics:

  • Example experiment with a 'constant'
  • 'Variables' in an experiment
  • Identifying the various parts of an experiment