Science Interactive Instructor Help Guides

Adding Exploration Questions to a Lesson

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The Exploration section covers the concepts and principles that students will need in order to complete the laboratory procedures in the lesson.

There are two categories of questions in the Exploration section: Test Your Knowledge and Question Time.

The questions in a lesson cannot be rearranged, so we recommend making sure you plan ahead for what order you want them to be!

Test Your Knowledge Questions

The Test Your Knowledge (or TYK) question set consists of formative questions and is presented to students twice during the Exploration section:

  1. Pretest: These questions first appear at the very beginning of the lesson and are not calculated in the final grade. According to metacognitive learning theory, providing students with a pre-test helps increase retention by highlighting concepts the students will encounter during the lesson.
  2. Graded Assessment: Students will answer the same questions again at the end of the Exploration section, which helps assess whether the student has retained the information. This instance of the TYK question set is calculated in the final grade.
How to add Test Your Knowledge questions

1. Enter the Question Customization tool for the lesson you want to customize.

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2. Scroll past the Science Interactive-authored questions and select "+Add a TYK Question."

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3. Select and author the question type you would like to add.

See below for details and instructions on authoring each question type.

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Test Your Knowledge question types

In alignment with metacognitive learning theory, when adding new questions, Science Interactive recommends only using terms, phrases, and images that are included in the Exploration content of the lesson.

Match List
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Matching questions allow students to match terms to definitions.

See how to build a Match List question here.

Classification
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Classification questions ask students to sort phrases or terms into groups. 

See how to build a Classification question here.

Cloze Drag and Drop
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Cloze Drag and Drop questions allow students to complete fill-in-the-blank sentences. 

See how to build a Cloze Drag and Drop question here.

Order List
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Order List questions allow students to place terms or other elements into a defined order. 

See how to build an Order List question here.

Question Time Questions

Question Time questions (or QTs) appear at the bottom of individual content pages in the Exploration section and help assess student comprehension of information found on that page.

How to add Question Time questions

1. Enter the Question Customization tool for the lesson you want to customize.

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2. In the Exploration section, navigate to a content page you would like to add a question to.

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3. Scroll through the content and Science Interactive-authored questions and select "Add a Question."

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See more about Question Time question types below.

Question Time question types

Multiple Choice
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Multiple Choice questions assess student comprehension of information on the Exploration content page where they occur by having them choose the correct answer from among several options. Remediation should be provided in the form of the correct answer for students who answer incorrectly.

See how to build a Multiple Choice question here.

True or False
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True or False questions assess student comprehension of information on the Exploration content page where they occur by having them choose the correct answer from two answers. Remediation should be provided in the form of the correct answer for students who answer incorrectly.

See how to build True or False questions here.

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