Scientific Method


The independent variable is the factor the researcher controls, while the dependent variable is the one that is measured.
The independent and dependent variables are key to any scientific experiment, but how do you tell them apart? Here are the definitions of independent and dependent variables, examples of each type, and tips for telling them apart and graphing them. Independent Variable The independent variable is the factor the researcher […]

Independent and Dependent Variables Examples



The dependent variable is graphed on the y-axis. Its value depends on the independent variable. (Chris Liverani)
The dependent variable is the variable that is studied and measured in response to changes in the independent variable. In other words, it depends on the independent variable. It is also known as the responding variable or measured variable. Dependent Variable Examples For example, say you want to know whether […]

Dependent Variable Definition and Examples




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A hypothesis is a prediction of the outcome of a test. It forms the basis for designing an experiment in the scientific method. A good hypothesis is testable, meaning it makes a prediction you can check with observation or testing. Here are different hypothesis examples. Null Hypothesis Examples The null […]

Hypothesis Examples


This scientific method quiz tests your understanding of the scientific method. The scientific method is a systematic means of exploring the natural world, asking and answering questions, and explaining how things work. Let’s see how well you understand the steps of the scientific method and what constitutes good science. This […]

Scientific Method Quiz