Experiments and Variables

The Experiments and Variables is a Concept Builder that focuses on the concept of a variable in the context of an experiment. Learners must be able to relate the purpose of the experiment to the variables that are involved (both dependent and independent), the design of the experiment, and to the manner in which data would be plotted. There are 12 different situations to analyze and three activities. The activities are titled Purpose and Variables, Experimental Design, and Data Representations. Question-specific help is provided for each of the 12 situations. The built-in score-keeping makes this Concept Builder a perfect candidate for a classroom activity.

Launch Concept Builder

Users are encouraged to open the Concept Builder and explore. There is no need for an activity sheet for this Concept Builder. However, the 12 different groups of questions can be printed. View Questions.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Concept Builder are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.