Dependent and independent variable

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Dependent and independent variable

Postby MartiNguyen » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:04 pm

i'm doing a science fair project on the science of crispy potatoes and i don't know what is the independent variable or the dependent. Please help.
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Project Question: Ok, so I am doing a project on the crispness of a potato and i have to get some facts about it. My question for this project is that: What effect does water temp have on the crispness of an ovenfried potato? what can i research on for this kind of question?
Project Due Date: February 1, 2013
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Re: Dependent and independent variable

Postby theborg » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:41 pm


Welcome to Science Buddies and thanks for the question. Your variables will be determined on what it is you are trying to test. Without understanding in more detail what your project entails, it is difficult to provide advice. If you could give some detail to your project question, hypothisis, etc... someone should be able to help with your question. In the mean-time, this site has a really good project guide, located here: ... ndex.shtml

It includes a couple of sections on variables and how to determine what they are.
I hope this helps.

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