# Graphs Flashcards

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1
Q

The independent variable in an experiment is…

A

the thing that I am changing

2
Q

The dependent variable in an experiment is…

A

the thing that you record when doing the experiment

3
Q

The control variables in an experiment is…

A

things that are kept the same to make the results more VALID

4
Q

Which axis do we write the independent variable of an experiment on?

A

the X-axis

5
Q

Which axis do we write the dependent variable of an experiment on?

A

the Y-axis

6
Q

The x axis is…

A

the axis that goes horizontal (across)

7
Q

The y axis is…

A

the axis that goes vertical (up)

8
Q

The x and y axis should always be drawn on…

A

on the thick blue lines of a piece of graph paper

9
Q

A

A graph to show…

10
Q

The easy way to work out the title of a graph is to look at the…

A

Aim of the experiment

11
Q

When drawing a table the independent variable always goes in the…

A

left hand column

12
Q

When drawing a table the dependent variable always goes in the…

A

right hand column

13
Q

What is another name for the average?

A

the “mean”

14
Q

How do we calculate the average?

A

Add all of the values together and divide by the number of values