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Variables unit

5th grade science-variables

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An investigation designed to find out how variables affect outcomes experiment
Standard- the basic procedure used in a controlled experiment, _____ changing any of the _____ before, variables
The basic procedure used in a controlled experiment, before changing any of the variables. standard
A controlled experiment is one which _____ and only _____variable is _____ in order to assess its affect. one, one, changed
An experiment where one and only one variable is changed in order to assess its affect. controlled experiment
Name the four parts of the flipper system Flipper Stick, Flipper Base, Object being flipped, Craft Stick
Should a measuring tape be included in the system? Why or why not? _____ No, it is not part of the system
One variable that affect the distance of the flip is how far you _____ the flip stick down. press
One variable that affect the distance of the flip is the _____ of the object. mass
One variable that affect the distance of the flip is the _____ of the flipper stick. length
One variable that affect the distance of the flip is the_____ of the object on the flip stick. position
One variable that affect the distance of the flip is the _____of the base. angle
One variable that affect the distance of the flip is how you ____. release
Anything that you can change in an experiment that might affect the outcome variable
Variable-anything that you can ______in an experiment that might affect the _________. change,outcome
A mass that hangs from a fixed point that is free to swing to and fro. pendulum
Pendulum- a ____ that hangs from a _________ that is free to _____ to and fro. mass, fixed point, swing
Any motion or activity that repeats itself. cycle
Shows the outcome of a series of experiments when a variable is changed by steps. two-coordinate graph
Two-coordinate graph- shows the _______ of a series of experiments when a variable is _______ by steps. outcome, changed
If one variable is known (length of swinger), a two-coordinate graph can be used to _______ the value of its corresponding variable (number of swings in 15 seconds). predict
The greatest amount of fluid a container can hold. capacity
Capacity- the ________ amount of fluid a container can ____ . greatest, hold
The number of passengers a boat can hold is affected by variables. Name three variables. placement of pennies, water movement, boat size
Name six things to do during a controlled experiment. create a standard, control your variables- except your experimental variable, conduct multiple trials for accurate results, record your data in a chart or table, graph your results, find the relationship between your independent and dependent variables.
The _____ foil ball went a greater distance than the _____ foil ball small, large
Multiple trials improve the ________ of the experimental results accuracy
Which of the angles that we tried resulted in the greatest distance? _____. 40 degrees
What would be a more accurate unit of measurement to use? Millimeters or centimeters? millimeters
Small units of measurement provide _______accuracy of results? greater
How does the pendulum of a clock affect the tick-tock? The length of the pendulum affects the speed of the clock.
A set of objects that is working together. system
System- a set of _______ that is _____ _______. objects, working together
Mass and the starting position do not affect the number of swings of a pendulum; _____ does. length
As the length of the pendulum increases, the number of swings ______. decreases
As the length of the pendulum decreases, the number of swings _______. increases
As the passengers ________ the distance our plane flew ________. increased, decreased
________variable is the experimental variable (the one you can change). independent
_________ variable is the outcome or result (what you find out). dependent
Independent variable-experimental variable _______ axis (number of paper clips). X
Dependent variable is the outcome or result ____ axis (Distance traveled). Y
As the passengers _________ the distance our plane flew _________. increased, decreased
The distance traveled depends on how many _______ are on the plane. paper clips
A set of objects that is working together. system
System- a set of _______ that is _______ together. objects, working
What are some variables that affect plane flight? mass, number of winds, tension of flight line, slope of flight line, direction of propeller, size of rubber band.
Density-the ratio of the _____ of a material in proportion to its _______. mass, volume
The ratio of the mass of a material in proportion to its _______. volume
As the capacity of the boat _______, the number of passengers increases. increases
The greater the _______, the more passengers a boat can hold. capacity
_________ graphs can be used to predict events. two-coordinated
What four steps were the boat-loading procedure? place pennies gently, place pennies evenly, don’t shake basin, use dry pennies
_______ variable-X axis (Size of lifeboat/length of pendulum) independent
_______variable-Y axis (number of passengers/how many swings) dependent
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