Data Collection and Exercise questions can be added to the Experimentation section in order to highlight particular concepts or adjust rigor. Exercise questions can also be hidden from students.
Note: Unlike questions, Data Collection panels authored by Science Interactive cannot be excluded from lessons, as they are an intrinsic part of the procedures.
The questions in a lesson cannot be rearranged, so we recommend making sure you plan ahead for what order you want them to be!
Data Collection panels allow students to record their results while completing procedures in the Experimentation section, demonstrating comprehension of the lesson material.
All Data Collection panels appear for students inside the "Data" panel in SI Cloud.
Data Collection is a great tool to promote academic integrity.
Many instructors add Image Upload panels as part of the procedures, requiring students to take and add photos of their experiments (including their name and date written on a piece of paper in the photo).
1. In the Experimentation tab, select the exercise you would like to add Data Collection to.
2. Scroll past the Science Interactive-authored Data Collection panels and select "+Add Data Collection."
3. Select the data collection type you would like to create.
See information and instructions for authoring each available Data Collection type below.
Data Collection types
Image annotation data panels allow students to upload and apply labels to their own images. Image upload panels are commonly used when students need to upload graphs and visual proof-of-work photos. This is the most common type of image-labeling panel.
Exercise questions are open-ended essay questions that ask students to interpret the data presented and collected in the Experimentation exercises. These short answer questions should provide the student an opportunity to explain concepts in their own words and to relate their data to these concepts.
Exercise Question types
Essay questions allow students to use text and simple formulas in providing detailed answers to questions. Essay questions are sometimes used to receive detailed student observations as part of the procedure.
Essay questions added here differ from the "Data Collection" essay questions because these are placed at the bottom of the exercise pages. Data Collection essay questions appear for students inside the expandable "Data" panel in SI Cloud.