Variables and Graphing
When we are working on science experiments, we are dealing with several different things.
1. Independent Variables
2. Dependent Variables
3. Controlled Variables
Independent Variable: (IV)
- Part of the experiment you are in control of
- THE CAUSE
- What you are changing
Dependent Variable: (DV)
- Part of the experiment that changes because of the IV
- THE EFFECT
- Part of the experiment you are measuring
Controlled Variable: (CV)
- Part of the experiment you keep the same throughout all stages of the experiment.