Manipulated vs. Responding Variables

Date Sep 12 - Sep 14
Teacher Kyle Mckenzie

Students have another short assignment sheet aimed at reinforcing the topics of study thus far in science.  In the last few lessons, we have been talking about the difference between Controlled, Manipulated and Responding Variables.  Students should now understand that there can be many controlled variables that must be deliberately kept the same for any given experiment.  In addition to that, students should also be able to explain why experiments only have one manipulated variable.  Lastly, we have discussed that the responding variable is what we measure and observe (and is the visible difference between the control group and the experimental group).