Independent Variable, Dependent Variable and the Control: the Scientific Method

Independent Variable, Dependent Variable and the Control: the Scientific Method
Independent Variable, Dependent Variable and the Control: the Scientific Method
Independent Variable, Dependent Variable and the Control: the Scientific Method
Independent Variable, Dependent Variable and the Control: the Scientific Method
Independent Variable, Dependent Variable and the Control: the Scientific Method
Independent Variable, Dependent Variable and the Control: the Scientific Method
Independent Variable, Dependent Variable and the Control: the Scientific Method
Independent Variable, Dependent Variable and the Control: the Scientific Method
Common Core State Standards
Next Generation Science Standards
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Virginia Standards of Learning
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I can distinguish between independent and dependent variables. I can determine the control. This scientific method lesson is meant to be engaging for all learners with fun examples, acronyms, and a differentiated activity involving experiments. Students are given clear definitions to distinguish between the independent variable and dependent variable.

This product includes:

  • Class slides
    • Opening questions: Why is this important? What is something you would like to know the cause of?
    • We use variables to keep track of causes and effects.
    • Simple definitions, in other words...
    • Class Plant Example (discussion about if you wanted to grow a class plant)
    • Practice #1
    • Practice #2
    • Independent Practice
    • We use a control as a basis for comparison.
    • Practice #1
    • Practice #2
    • Independent Practice
  • Student self-assessment
  • Guided notes (that correspond with the class slides)
    • Feel free to give this as an individual student lesson if certain students need this targeted review!
  • Differentiated class activity
    • Level 1: Naming independent variables, dependent variables, and the control from experiment names
    • Level 2: Correcting student errors in naming independent variables, dependent variables, and the control
    • Level 3: Designing experiments

Feel free to check out the PREVIEW that contains everything included in this product!

I can't wait to hear how your class likes these activities!

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