This foldable provides an engaging way of introducing or revising the concept of variables in scientific investigations. It is the perfect addition to any interactive notebook.
The foldable comes in two versions so you can choose the most appropriate for your context. The first uses the more simple language of; variables that change, are observed and kept the same, while the second introduces the terms independent, dependent and controlled.
There are two accompanying activities for your students, relating to the content of the foldable. The first takes students through a number of science investigation scenarios and asks them to identify the different types of variables. The second is a sorting activity that requires students to cut, sort and paste the described variables under the appropriate headings.
Each of the activities comes with an answer key.
Linked to Australian Curriculum: Science years 5 to 8.