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Variables Vocabulary. Variable A factor in an experiment that changes or could be changed. Example: Wings folded or not folded on helicopter Spin of the.

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1 Variables Vocabulary

2 Variable A factor in an experiment that changes or could be changed. Example: Wings folded or not folded on helicopter Spin of the helicopter

3 Independent Variable The variable that is changed on purpose. Example: Ways the wings were folded.

4 Dependent Variable The variable that responds to the independent variable Example: Spin of the helicopter. Clockwise or counter-clockwise

5 Control The standard for comparison in an experiment, the independent variable is not applied to control group. Example: Helicopter without wings folded back.

6 Constant A factor in an experiment that is kept the same in all trials Example: Same person drop the helicopter from the same height each trial.

7 Repeated Trials The number of times an experiment is repeated for each value of the independent variable. Write in your own words.


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