A level practical key terms

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Dependent variableA factor you measure to see the effect of the independent variable.Control VariableA factor that is kept constant so that its effect on the dependent variable is consistent throughout all experiments. By controlling all factors (other than the IV and DV) you are ensuring your results are valid. Examples: Temperature - use a water bath; pH - use a buffer.ControlAn experimental condition, which allows a comparison to show any change observed, is due to the independent variable only.