JennaFeatherstone
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Variables

Postby JennaFeatherstone » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:47 pm

Can you help me determine what the variables are for this experiment?

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... -eggshells

Thank you

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Re: Variables

Postby MadelineB » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:56 pm

Hello Jenna and welcome to Science Buddies,

Take a look at the "Variables" section in the Science Fair Project Guide:

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... ience-fair

Let us know if you have more questions!

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Re: Variables

Postby JennaFeatherstone » Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:05 am

I am still unsure what the variables are. Thank you

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Re: Variables

Postby MadelineB » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:38 pm

Hi Jenna,
Read through the beginning sections of the science fair project guide:

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... ience-fair

You might also look at the Engineering Project Guide and compare the differences between a science project and an engineering project:

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... cess-guide

and then look at all of the sections in the "Constructing a Hypothesis" -

try to relate the examples there to what you are measuring. What are you observing? What are you changing?

Thinking about these concepts and trying to answer these questions is an important part of doing a science project!


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