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Scientific Method

Variables and Vocabulary

Identify Independent Variable in Paper towel/sponge Lab. Change in absorbing material: Sponge/paper towel
Identify Dependent Variable in Paper Towel/Sponge Lab. Amount of Water absorbed by the paper towels and sponges.
Identify at least 3 constants from the Paper Towel/Sponge Lab. Mass of paper towel and sponge the same. Amount of time water was allowed in contact with absorbing item. Amount of water used.
What is the Independent Variable in any experiment.? The thing that is intentionally changed or manipulated.
What is the Dependent Variable in any experiment? The thing that is measured or the responding variable, which means affected by the Independent Variable.
What are constants or controls in an experiment? The things that are all kept the same.
How many Independent Variables can their be in a science experiment? Only One
What always has to be included in at the end of the experiment when your write your conclusion. Evidence must be stated from the lab Data to prove or disprove your hypothesis.
What does IV stand for? Independent Variable
What does DV stand for? Dependent Variable
what does CV stand for? Constant Variable or controlled variables
There can be many of these types of variables in an experiment. Constant Variables or controlled variables
Created by: stoth