# Graphs Flashcards

The independent variable in an experiment is…

the thing that I am changing

The dependent variable in an experiment is…

the thing that you record when doing the experiment

The control variables in an experiment is…

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

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

the X-axis

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

the Y-axis

The x axis is…

the axis that goes horizontal (across)

The y axis is…

the axis that goes vertical (up)

The x and y axis should always be drawn on…

on the thick blue lines of a piece of graph paper

The title on a graph should always start with…

A graph to show…

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

Aim of the experiment

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

left hand column

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

right hand column

What is another name for the average?

the “mean”

How do we calculate the average?

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