This is an interactive and color-coded PowerPoint that serves as a review for identifying the control, independent and dependent variables with an experimental set up. This PowerPoint reviews definitions of each variable and provides students with questions to ask themselves to more easily identify and distinguish between the variables.
This PowerPoint includes an interactive activity that allows the teacher to model/demonstrate to students how to organize experimental information in a chart or table prior to identifying the variables. As you list the data in the chart, an animated line strikes through the data in the given paragraph.
This review and activity creates a step by step guide to help students form a routine, which helps them to create consistency and reduces careless errors when identifying variables.