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:
- 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.
- 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.
2. Scroll past the Science Interactive-authored questions and select "+Add a TYK Question."
3. Select and author the question type you would like to add.
See below for details and instructions on authoring each question type.
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.
Matching questions allow students to match terms to definitions.
Classification questions ask students to sort phrases or terms into groups.
Cloze Drag and Drop questions allow students to complete fill-in-the-blank sentences.
Order List questions allow students to place terms or other elements into a defined order.
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.
2. In the Exploration section, navigate to a content page you would like to add a question to.
3. Scroll through the content and Science Interactive-authored questions and select "Add a Question."
See more about Question Time question types below.
Question Time question types
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.
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.