Which is the independent variable and which the dependent? And what are control variables? Let this song do the teaching, to the tune of ‘If you’re happy and you know it!’ Initially written with my Year 11s in mind to help them prepare for their Physics practical and associated exam, this song is now used across science and from Year 7! Attached are the video I made (also youtube link), my original powerpoint, the words which can be stuck in a student’s book or used as a poster in the lab. Enjoy


  • Variables Song.wmv
  • Variables.mp3.MP3
  • The Variables Song.ppt

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  • 4
    user avatarhammyr9 months agoreport

    Exactly what I was looking for. Something to finish off my upcoming lesson on variables for year 10. Thank you

  • 5
    user avataraudreyt10 months agoreport

    We had great fun with it last Friday thank you! A perfect last lesson of the day...I couldn't, however get the mp3 to embed in the powerpoint but it didn't really matter.

    • user avatarbaibelReply from Author10 months ago

      Awww bless you, thanks for reply. Could you show the YouTube video? Or I could send you an MP4 video instead?

  • 4

    Thank you - a great resource

    • user avatarbaibelReply from Authora year ago

      Thanks for your comment, glad it's useful

  • 4

    Great - have adapted it for low ability year 7 it was just what we needed thanks!

    • user avatarbaibelReply from Authora year ago

      hurrah! Thank you for your feedback!

  • 5

    Super Miss..many thanks

    • user avatarbaibelReply from Authora year ago

      my pleasure!