Upgrade to remove ads
These cards could help you understand Scientific Variables.
Terms in this set (12)
A control is a test within your experiment that you expect will...
If something happens in your control, you can conclude...
You need to retry your experiment. There could, for instance, be chemical or bacterial contamination.
A standard is a test within your experiment that you expect will...
Do exactly what it did before.
You can set up a standard by...
Doing a short preliminary experiment, reading about someone else's experiment, or seeing the experiment as a demonstration on YouTube
You use a standard as...
Your independent variable is...
What you are choosing to test out
Your dependent variable is...
The results you measure that you think will depend on your independent variable
Control variables are...
Everything you keep the same between the individual tests of your experiment
Why is it important to have control variables?
Then you know the results you see are only due to your independent variable
You want to test what spots in Ms. da Silva's classroom have the most germs. You swipe various places in the class with cotton balls and place them in Petri dishes with bacterial growth media. You set up a Petri dish with a clean cotton ball and growth medium. Why?
This is your control, to test if the cotton or Petri dishes contained bacteria.
You want to test what spots in Ms. da Silva's classroom have the most germs. You swipe various places in the class with cotton balls and place them in Petri dishes with bacterial growth media. What is your dependent variable, and why?
Your dependent variable will be the amount or size of bacterial colonies, because you think it will depend on where you swiped your cotton balls.
After testing Ms. da Silva's classroom for germs, you want to test the gym locker rooms. What should you use as your standard?
You should use a cotton ball swiped in the germiest place of Ms. da Silva's classroom. Your standard should produce easily visible, known results you can use as a comparison.
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Statistics, Data, and Statistical Thinking
Scientific Process and Procedures
SMS Types of Graphs 6th
SMS Types of Graphs 6th (no text)
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE...
Mr. Greco's 6th Grade Science: The Scien…
Chemistry - Vocab. (How science works)
Independent/ dependent variable notecards
OTHER SETS BY THIS CREATOR
Reproduction (7th Grade Unit)