New Unit: Experimental Design! — Variables and Controls

To start our new unit we were introduced to the core vocabulary and ideas in experimental design: hypothesis (we knew that one), Variable, Controlled Variable, Independent Variable, Dependent Variable, and the Control and Experimental Groups.  We also practiced identifying these within experiments themselves. All of this was in the guided notes (here) (starting on page 2)  that went along with these slides (starting on slide 16).

To help us better understand how scientists formulate and perform experiments, we’ll watch this video: