Nick1232
  • Nick1232
Students of a biology class ran an experiment to find the optimal time period for a plant to produce flowers. The plants were given 20 ml of water every day and were placed by the window to get sunlight for 6 hours. What is the dependent variable of the experiment? a) Amount of sunlight b)amount of water c) number of days d)number of flowers
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aaronq
  • aaronq
the dependent variable is what you are looking for in the experiment
Nick1232
  • Nick1232
I got B , im just checking my work
aaronq
  • aaronq
they're looking for the amount of water?

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Nick1232
  • Nick1232
No they asked what is the dependent variable of the experiment
aaronq
  • aaronq
i know, why do you think it's B?
Nick1232
  • Nick1232
Because dependent variable means what doesnt change in the experiment
aaronq
  • aaronq
no, thats not it. The dependent variable is dependent on the other variables (which you control, called independent variables). The dependent variable is that is being looked for in the experiment.
aaronq
  • aaronq
think about it, which ones of these, can yo control? a) Amount of sunlight b)amount of water c) number of days d)number of flowers
Nick1232
  • Nick1232
You cant control sunlight thats for sure ummm
Nick1232
  • Nick1232
You can change the amount of water you put in
Nick1232
  • Nick1232
you can change the days you want to do the expirement
Nick1232
  • Nick1232
and you can put as many flowers as you want
Nick1232
  • Nick1232
Kinda confused
aaronq
  • aaronq
okay, you got water and days, right. they're independent variables. The amount of sunlight is actually an independent variable as well. because you're putting the plants near a window. You can always move them out of the sunlight, so you ARE able to control the amount of sunlight. The number of flowers is dependent on all these variables. you can't just put more flowers, thats not part of the experiment, you're testing for flower production, putting more flowers (without them growing by themselves defeats the purpose).
Nick1232
  • Nick1232
ohhhhhhhh i get it now ! Basically i want to see the specific results that they are measuring or observing when collecting data, so in this they want to find the time period for a plant to produce flowers
Nick1232
  • Nick1232
Answer is D
Nick1232
  • Nick1232
Number of flowers
aaronq
  • aaronq
yeah exactly. what you are looking for (observing/taking measurements of) is the dependent variable, because it depends on everything else.
Nick1232
  • Nick1232
So the answer is D
aaronq
  • aaronq
yes
Nick1232
  • Nick1232
Thank you, i have a few more im about to post
aaronq
  • aaronq
okay, i can probably only help you with 1 or 2 more, i have to go study, myself.

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