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5th variables

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What is a pendulum? a mass hanging from a fixed point that is free to swing back and forth
What is a cycle? any motion or activity that repeats itself
What is a variable? anything that you can change in an experiment that might affect the outcome
What is an independent variable? the variable that is changed
What is a dependent variable? the variable found as the outcome of the experiment
What are standards? rules set to be sure everyone does the experiment the same
What is an experiment? an investigation to find out how variables affect outcomes
What is a controlled experiment? an experiment in which one variable is changed and the outcome is compared to a standard
What is capacity? the greatest amount of fluid (water) a container can hold
What is a system? an organized plan or method to do something
What is a two-coordinate graph? shows the outcome of a series of experiments when a variable is changed by steps
On a two-coordinate graph, where does the independent variable go? on the x axis (bottom)
Created by: cariherbst