Tag: control

  • Highlight the Manipulated and Responding Variables

    Highlight the Manipulated and Responding Variables

    This worksheet describes the difference between an independent (manipulated) and dependent (responding) variable and then asks students to practice by identifying variables in short sentences.

  • A Simple Demonstration for the Scientific Method

    A Simple Demonstration for the Scientific Method

    A simple demonstration using bromothymol blue to show students how the scientific method can be incorporated to determine why the chemical changed color after you blow into it with a straw.

  • Investigation:  What Are the Processes of Science

    Investigation: What Are the Processes of Science

    Inquiry investigation where students develop hypotheses to answer a question about lung capacity, design an experiment, collect data, and draw conclusions.

  • Scientific Method Scenarios

    Scientific Method Scenarios

    students work in groups to develop an experiment that answers a question. Students design the experiment, and must also identify the a control group and the independent and dependent variables in their experiment.

  • Scientific Method and the Simpsons

    Scientific Method and the Simpsons

    NOTE: This is a new version of this activity, with new stories!  Old Version: Scientific Method and the Simpsons This activity requires students to read stories where experiments were performed by members of the Simpson’s family. ┬áThe stories are intended to be humorous. Students must identify the manipulated and responding variables (independent and dependent), the…