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Homophone Quizzes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A homophone is a word with the same sound as another but with a different meaning. For example, some and sum, scale (of a fish) and scale to climb. The term homonym is often used interchangeably. Take the following quizzes to test your knowledge of homophones. Homophone Quizzes Yes! you must do all 33 quizzes and you must have a perfect score of 30 to move on to the next quiz. Please write down your scores and turn them in to Mrs. D. at the end of the class period. Their, There and They re - Exercise 1 Answer the following 20 questions. Check your ...

Devitry, Mrs.

2010-11-16

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The Trivia Portal: Quizzes  

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Fun Trivia.com, "the World's Largest Trivia Site" includes a section of trivia quizzes devoted to science. Sixteen different quizzes are currently offered, covering topics such as the Fahrenheit Scale, Chemical Elements: Origins of Names, and How to Do Science. The quizzes are graded on a difficulty scale based on scores from the first twenty players. After a free registration, anyone can submit their own quiz, as long as it meets the ground rules and requirements. For this reason, Fun Trivia does not guarantee the accuracy of questions and answers. An appealing feature is that, once all questions are answered and the quiz is submitted, the correct answers are displayed along with the answer submitted by the player. This may be a fun activity to incorporate into science classrooms of a variety of levels.

Ford, Terry.

2001-01-01

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Quiz-o-matic: a free Web-based tool for construction of self-scoring on-line quizzes.  

PubMed

Increasingly, educators are using the World-Wide Web (the Web) and related technology to supplement their traditional teaching materials. In this paper, we present a free tool that has been placed on the Web to enable educators to create Web pages that present self-scoring quizzes. Such Web-based practice quizzes provide students with an opportunity for interactive assessment and review of course material. The tool, Quiz-o-Matic, uses active server pages to build the HTML and JavaScript code for each quiz, without requiring the user to edit any code. We present evidence that students judge the self-scoring quizzes to be useful and worthwhile additions to a course. PMID:10875170

White, R J; Hammer, C A

2000-05-01

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Does a Quiz Facilitate or Spoil Language Learning? Instructional Effects of Lesson Review Quizzes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Two studies clarified instructional effects of review quizzes as part of assessment. In one, a survey instrument was administered to Japanese college students, inquiring if they would like to have quizzes as part of assessment. In the second, a different set of students in the following year's Japanese course were allowed to choose whether they…

Sasaki, Yoshinori; Hayakawa, Harumi

2003-01-01

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T. Arny's Astronomy Quizzes  

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Thomas Arny's collection of online quizzes at the University of Massachusetts span the entire introductory astronomy curriculum. Subjects covered include historical astronomy, astronomical units and scales, telescopes, planetary geology, the sun, stellar evolution, cosmology, and life in the universe.

Arny, Thomas. T.

2004-07-17

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Quiz-o-Matic: A free Web-based tool for construction of self-scoring on-line quizzes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasingly, educators are using the World-Wide Web (the Web) and related technology to supplement their traditional teaching\\u000a materials. In this paper, we present a free tool that has been placed on the Web to enable educators to create Web pages that\\u000a present self-scoring quizzes. Such Web-based practice quizzes provide students with an opportunity for interactive assessment\\u000a and review of course

Rebecca J. White; Corey A. Hammer

2000-01-01

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The Effect of Online Quizzes on Learning Japanese.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a collaborative effort in using the Blackboard CourseInfo quiz generator to make online quizzes available to students taking intermediate Japanese. Because of the convenience of online delivery, these quizzes are well suited to the needs of today's liberal arts students who often participate in many extracurricular activities.…

Itoh, Reiko; Hannon, Charles

2002-01-01

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Do Weekly Quizzes Improve Student Performance on General Biology Exams?  

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Evaluates the impact of quizzes on student performance among non-biology major freshmen. Administers weekly quizzes and compares with the control group who experience no quizzes. Reports no significant improvement in exam scores. (YDS)

Haberyan, Kurt A.

2003-01-01

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The Use of Interactive Quizzes in Maths \\/ Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to improve retention on Level 1 Open University mathematics, we are piloting short interactive internet quizzes, replacing previous longer multiple choice tests. These quizzes are formative, but in other courses they may constitute summative assessment. The OU package \\

Judy Ekins

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The Effect of Announced Quizzes on Exam Performance: II  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|I administered announced, multiple-choice quizzes to 1 of 2 sections of a Psychology of Learning class in each of 2 consecutive fall semesters. The quizzes were administered between the first and second exams which were also multiple-choice. Quizzes were discontinued after the second exam. After the second exam, students completed a questionnaire…

Azorlosa, Julian L.

2011-01-01

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Spanish Verbs ïÿý Educational Quizzes  

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As any non-native Spanish-speaker will attest to, there is nothing more difficult than learning to conjugate those irregular Spanish verbs. Fortunately, the quizzes from Quiz Tree can help. Each quiz, with twenty-five to fifty questions apiece, targets specific basic Spanish infinitives, such as �estar� (to be), �jugar� (to play), and �hacer� (to make). The multiple-choice questions ask students to identify the proper conjugation of the selected verb in each tense (including the preterito impefecto) taking the subject into consideration (nosotros, etc.). These activities are excellent resources for instructors who teach beginning or intermediate Spanish courses to use in the classroom or as supporting material. They are also helpful for students new to Spanish or who need to refresh their rusty Spanish skills. Qu� bueno!

2007-02-02

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The effect of online quizzes on student achievement in high school chemistry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The idea of student engagement has come to the forefront of the United States educational system over the past decade. Student engagement requires learners to be actively involved in all stages of the learning process. This study focuses on the use of online quizzes in the chemistry classroom as a means to help students become more engaged in their learning outside of the classroom. Students were given three different types of online quizzes over the course of a chemistry chapter. Student scores on end of the chapter examinations was used to determine whether there was a significant difference in the amount of learning that occurred when a student took each of the three types of online quizzes. Students in a private parochial high school chemistry class completed online quizzes over the course of a semester. The quizzes were taken after completing assigned readings from the chemistry text. After each reading, a third of the students took online multiple-choice quizzes, a third took a paragraph quiz, and a third took no quiz. Scores received from end of chapter tests were evaluated to determine if the impact each of the quiz types had on the learning. All statistical analysis was done using SPSS using two-way split plot ANOVA with condition (paragraph, multiple-choice, nothing) as the within subject factor and group (A, B, C) as between subject factor. The data indicates that there was no significance within the condition F (1.877, 90.087) =.996, p>.05, or the interaction results. F (3.754, 90.087) =.509, p>.05. The data indicated that the effect of group was not significant either. F (2, 48) =.981, p>.05. Interviews undertaken to explain this outcome discovered that students did not become engaged with the content until the night before each test. When they did so, they used a teacher-provided study guide as their primary learning tool.

Deeter, Christopher L.

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Lessons Learned in the Use of WIRIS Quizzes to Upgrade Moodle to Solve Electrical Circuits  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|WIRIS quizzes are an online mathematics tool for educational purposes that upgrade Moodle quizzes and allow the development of personalized quizzes using random data and conditional instructions. WIRIS quizzes can be used in any mathematics or science degree; their complex operators allow it to be used to solve electrical circuits. This tool…

Bogarra Rodriguez, S.; Corbalan Fuertes, M.; Font Piera, A.; Plaza Garcia, I.; Solsona, F. J. A.

2012-01-01

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Exploring the Universe Together: Cooperative Quizzes With and Without a Classroom Performance System in Astronomy 101  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our University of Alabama introductory astronomy course has large enrollments, with the usual problems of low attendance and students putting off studying until just before major exams--with predictable consequences. We tried one strategy--cooperatively answering quiz questions--during our May 2002 interim term. Classes were long: three hours a day over three weeks. Before midclass break, we presented a multiple-choice open-book-and-notes quiz to be answered after the break. Quizzes could increase grades without excessively diluting the importance of closed-book major exams. The interim 2002 final exam average was 80%, much better than the 2001 class average of 57%. During a regular semester, handing out and taking up papers would take up much time during the more frequent classes. It's also more interesting if students vote for different answers together, then see the correct answer. We obtained funds for a Classroom Performance System (CPS) consisting of two computer receiver units, a hub, and 128 TV remote-style response pads. We used the CPS during interim 2003. Ease of giving quizzes and grading permitted two shorter quizzes a day. Improvement was maintained, with a slight 3% increase. In addition, students graded the "cooperative quiz" 2002 and 2003 courses higher than the 2001 course. We also used the CPS for public astronomy events and introductory physics courses.

Byrd, Gene G.; Coleman, Susanna; Werneth, Charles

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Interactive Learning Using Expert System Quizzes on the Internet.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a software system that allows teachers and students in practically any subject to make interactive expert systems of quizzes on the Internet. Discusses the design of the system, including building a database of questions and answers; integrating text files of questions and answers with JavaScript-HTML pages; and the JavaScript and HTML…

Byers, John A.

1999-01-01

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The Impact of Daily Extra Credit Quizzes on Exam Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined whether offering daily extra credit quizzes predicted exam performance in an advanced psychology course (n = 36). Results revealed that extra credit performance was a strong predictor of exam performance, above and beyond gender, college grade point average, and ACT scores. In addition, results suggested that nearly half of…

Padilla-Walker, Laura M.

2006-01-01

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The Relation between Pop-Quizzes & Homework Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is often difficult to motivate high school students to do their homework on a regular basis. This research project sought to determine the effectiveness of one possible stimulus in this area. The purpose of this research project was to measure the relationship (if any) between administering "pop-quizzes" to students and students' homework…

Loewer, Wesley B.

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Latent Image Processing Can Bolster the Value of Quizzes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Latent image processing is a method which reveals hidden ink when marked with a special pen. Using multiple-choice items with commercially available latent image transfers can provide immediate feedback on take-home quizzes. Students benefitted from formative evaluation and were challenged to search for alternative solutions and explain…

Singer, David

1985-01-01

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Team-Based Learning and Open-Book Quizzes: Determining What Works in an Introductory Geoscience Course  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Concepts in Geology (EES 345) is an inquiry-based ten-week geoscience course for pre-service elementary and middle-school teachers at Wright State University. For most of them, this is the first and last geoscience class that they take. Required readings are an important part of the class because of the amount of vocabulary and number of concepts that students need to master. It is not possible to spend much class time on lectures that cover the same material, as students are expected to be doing hands-on activities, presentations, discussions, and laboratory exercises applying the material learned from reading. As the instructor, I administer frequent quizzes to encourage students to do the reading and to take notes. The quizzes are 10 multiple-choice questions each and the students are allowed to use a single page of notes. After they complete their quizzes individually, the students gather in groups of three or four and work on the same questions, but are allowed to discuss their answers. This motivates students further to be scrupulous about reading, enables them to help each other overcome mistakes, and helps them work out difficult problems that overwhelmed individuals in the group. The average group scores on in-class, closed- book quizzes are almost always higher than highest average individual score (more than 5% on the average), so even the best-prepared person in the group is managing to learn something from his or her peers. After the all the scores are recorded, I tally the number of correct group and individual answers to each question. If one or more groups gets a question wrong, it's clearly a hard question and worth going over during class time. If more than half of the groups get a question wrong, it is not scored as part of the total. When I used a new text last spring, students found the quizzes overwhelmingly hard. So I let students take the individual quizzes home to answer directly from the book and continued to give group quizzes in class. Students no longer brought notes to the group quizzes. In some groups, all individuals gave identical wrong answers to the same questions (and repeated that answer on the group quiz) indicating probable cooperation on the individual quizzes. The average group scores were no longer significantly higher than the average individual scores, indicating less learning, and the groups still had trouble answering questions involving problem-solving or synthesis or comparison of ideas.

Teed, R.

2008-12-01

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Exploring the Universe with TV Remotes: Cooperative Quizzes via the Classroom Performance System (CPS) in AY101  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Our AY101 course has large enrollments. There are the usual attendance problems with students putting off studying until just before major exams, with predictable consequences. We (myself, faculty, Werneth, grad student, and Coleman, undergrad) describe our experience with one strategy to actively involve students: cooperatively answering quiz questions. We tried a solution during our May 2002 Interim term. Classes of three hours/day over three weeks make mid-class breaks essential! Before breaks, we presented a short multiple choice, open book/note quiz answered after break. Quizzes could increase grades, e.g. A- to an A, without excessively diluting importance of closed-book major exams. Comparing Interim 2002 final exams to Interim 2001, the average was 80%, much better than the 2001 class's 57%. The 2002 students interacted with one another more. Attendance was over 90%. During a regular semester, handing out and taking up papers would take up much time during the more frequent and larger classes. It's more interesting if students vote for different answers together then revealing the correct answer. Toward these ends, I obtained a grant for a "Classroom Performance System," a computer receiver unit, 128 ``TV remote" response pads and software for creating quizzes. Spring 2003, three teachers tried out the system in a trial fashion. To compare, we used the system during Interim 2003. Ease of giving quizzes and grading permitted a shorter 5 question quiz during break with another at class end totaling of 27 quizzes (almost one/day for a regular semester's Tuesday/Thursday class). Improvement was maintained with a slight 3 % increase. We used the CPS for events such as the recent Mars close approach. Kids of all ages like to check their understanding with a few questions. We created a web site where the students can interactively review questions and other materials, http://ay101.garnetsigma.com/index.html

Byrd, G.; Coleman, S.; Werneth, C.

2003-12-01

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Cholesterol IQ Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... High Blood Pressure Tools & Resources Stroke More Cholesterol IQ Quiz Updated:Jun 7,2012 Tools Quizzes Heart ... Cholesterol What Your Cholesterol Levels Mean Hyperlipidemia Cholesterol IQ Quiz • Why Cholesterol Matters • Understand Your Risk for ...

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Alcohol Problems and Depression in Later Life: Development of Two Knowledge Quizzes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Notes that effective measures of knowledge about mental health in later life are valuable in needs assessments and educational program evaluations. Describes development of two short, true/false quizzes, one on alcohol problems, other on depression and suicide in later life. Discusses usefulness of quizzes in planning and evaluating community…

Pratt, Clara C.; And Others

1992-01-01

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Cooperative Quizzes in the Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory: A Description and Evaluation.  

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|Describes how a cooperative learning environment can be created in the anatomy and physiology laboratory through the use of cooperative quizzes. Includes a brief introduction to the pedagogical theory behind cooperative learning and an evaluation of the effectiveness of quizzes compared with more traditional methods. (Author/PVD)|

Jensen, Murray S.

1996-01-01

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The Effect of Frequent Quizzes on Short- and Long-Term Academic Performance.  

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This study examined effects of frequent quizzes on dental student performance in a course on introductory radiology. Results indicated the group (N=36) with frequent quizzes performed significantly better than the control group (n=35) on midterm and final examinations (but not post-tests), and assessed course content and instructor more…

Geist, James R.; Soehren, Stephen E.

1997-01-01

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The Effect of Short Formative Diagnostic Web Quizzes with Minimal Feedback  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To help students gauge their understanding of basic concepts and encourage good study habits, we administered short online quizzes that use generic questions in the crucial first few weeks of a course. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether the combination of these web quizzes with generic questions with only binary feedback (right…

Balter, Olle; Enstrom, Emma; Klingenberg, Bernhard

2013-01-01

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The Effect of Frequent Quizzes on Short- and Long-Term Academic Performance.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study examined effects of frequent quizzes on dental student performance in a course on introductory radiology. Results indicated the group (N=36) with frequent quizzes performed significantly better than the control group (n=35) on midterm and final examinations (but not post-tests), and assessed course content and instructor more…

Geist, James R.; Soehren, Stephen E.

1997-01-01

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Practice (Rather than Graded) Quizzes, with Answers, May Increase Introductory Psychology Exam Performance  

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The authors investigated whether practice (or graded) quizzes, with or without provision of correct answers, would be more beneficial for introductory psychology exam performance. In six sections (N = 249) of an introductory psychology class, taught by the same professor, different approaches to quizzes were applied across sections to measure…

Wickline, Virginia B.; Spektor, Valeriya G.

2011-01-01

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Get Body Smart: Respiratory System Interactive Tutorials & Quizzes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Don't know your trachea from your bronchioles? Never fear, as this informative and delightful interactive website from GetBodySmart.com contains interactive learning exercises designed to help users learn about the respiratory system. The site features seven tutorials that feature both explanatory text passages and well-labeled illustrations. These tutorials cover the larynx, the pharynx, the nose, and four other parts of the respiratory system. After looking through these tutorials, visitors may wish to take the visual quizzes, which come in both multiple choice and short answer formats. For those hoping to learn more about other body systems, they will want to take a look at the additional links offered here.

Sheffield, Scott

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On-line Quizzing and its Effect on Student Engagement and Academic Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goal of this study was to determine if on-line out-of-class quizzing would lead to increases in (a) classroom engagement (b) academic performance and (c) preparation perception of college students. Twenty-four sophomore level students enrolled in a required functional anatomy course participated in this study. Results from this study indicate that on-line quizzing had a statistically significant impact on some

Mark G. Urtel; Rafael E. Bahamonde; Alan E. Mikesky; Eileen M. Udry; Jeff S. Vessel

2006-01-01

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Fraction Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Test your fraction skills by answering questions. This quiz asks you to simplify fractions, convert fractions to decimals and percentages, and answer algebra questions involving fractions. Choose difficulty level, question types, and time. Fraction Quiz is one of the Interactivate assessment quizzes.

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Temporal Patterns of Behavior from the Scheduling of Psychology Quizzes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Temporal patterns of behavior have been observed in real-life performances such as bill passing in the U.S. Congress, in-class studying, and quiz taking. However, the practical utility of understanding these patterns has not been evaluated. The current study demonstrated the presence of temporal patterns of quiz taking in a university-level…

Jarmolowicz, David P.; Hayashi, Yusuke; St. Peter Pipkin, Claire

2010-01-01

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How Accelerated Reader Quizzes Are Designed. Report from the Institute for Academic Excellence.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This concise report begins with an overview of the Accelerated Reader (AR), a learning information system designed to help teachers manage literature-based reading. It goes on to describe how AR quizzes are designed to meet three main criteria: providing an efficient, unbiased assessment of reading comprehension; motivating students to practice…

Institute for Academic Excellence, Inc. Madison, WI.

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The Impact of Various Quizzing Patterns on the Test Performance of High School Economics Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presenting college students, in a wide variety of content areas, with frequent announced and unannounced quizzes appears to correlate positively with enhanced test performance. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine if similar results can be achieved with high school students in a standard economics class. Based on a theoretical…

Robertson, William L.

2010-01-01

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Learning Style and Preference for Online Learning Support: Individual Quizzes versus Study Groups  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Forty-eight college students participated in an ABAB analysis; the A condition was online study groups and the B condition was individual online quizzes. The effect of A and B on student satisfaction and achievement was determined. The Index of Learning Styles categorized students on four dimensions of learning style (active-reflective,…

Johnson, Genevieve Marie; Johnson, Julia Ann

2006-01-01

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Test-Enhanced Learning in the Classroom: Long-Term Improvements From Quizzing  

Microsoft Academic Search

Three experiments examined whether quizzing promotes learning and retention of material from a social studies course with sixth grade students from a suburban middle school. The material used in the experiments was the course material students were to learn and some of the dependent measures were the actual tests on which students received grades. In within-subject designs, students received three

Henry L. Roediger; Pooja K. Agarwal; Mark A. McDaniel; Kathleen B. McDermott

2011-01-01

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Impact of Positive Interdependence during Electronic Quizzes on Discourse and Achievement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined the effects of positive interdependence versus no interdependence on college students' academic achievement. Students took weekly electronic quizzes where they could interact with groupmates in a chat room. Achievement was measured via biweekly examinations. Students in the positive interdependence condition engaged in significantly more…

Jensen, Murray; Johnson, David W.; Johnson, Roger T.

2002-01-01

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The Impact of Various Quizzing Patterns on the Test Performance of High School Economics Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presenting college students, in a wide variety of content areas, with frequent announced and unannounced quizzes appears to correlate positively with enhanced test performance. The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine if similar results can be achieved with high school students in a standard economics class. Based on a theoretical…

Robertson, William L.

2010-01-01

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Test-Enhanced Learning in the Classroom: Long-Term Improvements from Quizzing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Three experiments examined whether quizzing promotes learning and retention of material from a social studies course with sixth grade students from a suburban middle school. The material used in the experiments was the course material students were to learn and some of the dependent measures were the actual tests on which students received…

Roediger, Henry L., III; Agarwal, Pooja K.; McDaniel, Mark A.; McDermott, Kathleen B.

2011-01-01

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The Use of Group Quizzes in Developmental Mathematics Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

For a period of four semesters, the possibility was explored of using a "group quiz" as a learning activity that provides a collaborative learning environment, a review of the previous week's material, and a formative assessment for both the student and the instructor. Using both quantitative (i.e., student surveys) and qualitative (i.e., student…

Sorensen, Ian

2012-01-01

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Emotions Experienced by Students Taking Online and Classroom Quizzes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Emotions experienced during online academic examinations may differ from emotions experienced in the traditional classroom testing situation. Students in a "Psychology of Learning" course (n = 61) completed assessments of emotions before and after a quiz in each of the following settings: online at their own choice of time and location; online in…

Stowell, Jeffrey R.; Allan, Wesley D.; Teoro, Samantha M.

2012-01-01

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The effects of group quizzes on performance and motivation to learn: Two experiments in cooperative learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated the effect of group quizzes on accounting students’ performance and motivation to learn. While cooperative learning in accounting education has been studied in recent years, the effects on student performance have been mixed [Lancaster, K.A.S., Strand, C.A., 1999. Using the team-learning model in a managerial accounting class: an experiment in cooperative learning. Issues in Accounting Education 16(4),

B. Douglas Clinton; James M. Kohlmeyer

2005-01-01

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1. Progress toward the synthesis of vancosamine using a tandem [4+2]/[3+2] cycloaddition. 2. Discussion boards and pre-lecture quizzes in organic chemistry courses  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The sugar vancosamine is one of the two sugar residues found on the broad spectrum antibiotic vancomycin. A strategy using a tandem intermolecular [4+2]/intermolecular [3+2] cycloaddition with nitro olefins was employed in an effort to enantioselectively synthesize the target. The [4+2] cycloaddition proceeded well with tin tetrachloride in high yield. However, the products from the [3+2] cycloaddition afforded diastereomers with stereocenters that were inconsistent with the natural product. An online facilitated group work assignment was introduced to a first semester non-majors organic chemistry lecture courses with large enrollments (˜300--660 students). Student opinion surveys, performance scores, and a detailed account of time spent by the facilitator afforded insight on the value of such assignments with large class sizes. Format and number of attempts were varied in online pre-lecture quizzes administered to a first semester non-majors organic chemistry lecture course. Student quiz performance and post-quiz assessment shows significant differences in mastery of material and class preparedness with format and number of attempts. When combined with student survey data, recommendations are made as to how format selection and number of attempts can optimize the value of online pre-lecture quizzes as a learning tool and as an assessment tool.

Miller, Tyson A.

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Invertebrates [Student Guide with Pre-Test, Teacher's Guide, Quizzes 1-5 and Post-Test].  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This programed text, designed for upper elementary and middle school students, is intended to give students a basic knowledge of invertebrates. Students are expected to be able to identify, name, describe, classify to phylum, and draw animals studied in the text when the unit is completed. A pretest, a series of quizzes and are provided. The…

Falana, Kenneth

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Favorite Books Activities Kit: Ready-to-Use Quizzes, Projects and Activity Sheets for Grades 4-8.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Designed to introduce students to pleasure reading while teaching and reinforcing reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, and critical thinking skills, this book presents over 240 reproducible quizzes, activities, and project pages. The book is divided into 12 monthly units covering four favorite children's books each, all suitable for…

Erlenbusch, Sue Jones

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Retention of Text Information as a Function of the Nature, Timing, and Number of Quizzes.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In two experiments a total of 662 high school students read a prose passage, took a verbatim or paraphrase quiz, and a week later completed a verbatim or paraphrase delayed test. Taking a quiz significantly enhanced performance on the delayed test. Perfor...

R. C. Anderson J. R. Surber W. B. Biddle P. M. Zych C. E. Lieberman

1974-01-01

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Mastery Quizzing as a Signaling Device to Cue Attention to Lecture Material  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A mastery quiz is a miniquiz given at the start and end of a lecture period used to signal key lecture concepts. It also provides an incentive for focused attention and regular and punctual attendance. Students earn points toward their final grades for submitting correct responses at either or both testings. Introductory psychology students showed…

Nevid, Jeffrey S.; Mahon, Katie

2009-01-01

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Quizzes, Tests, and Exams  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website features information on strategies for testing, including choosing appropriate testing methodologies and developing a test that assesses students as accurately and fairly as possible. Topics include different types of tests, construction of effective exams and alternative testing methods.

Davis, Barbara G.; Honolulu, University O.

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Healthy Heart Quizzes  

MedlinePLUS

... Types of Blood Pressure Medications 10 All About Heart Rate (Pulse) *Red Dress ™ DHHS, Go Red ™ AHA ; National Wear Red Day® is a registered trademark. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

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Studying as Fun and Games: Effects on College Students' Quiz Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined college students' participation in a game activity for studying course material on their subsequent quiz performance. Game conditions were alternated with another activity counterbalanced across two groups of students in a multielement design. Overall, the mean percentage correct on quizzes was higher during the game condition than…

Neef, Nancy A.; Perrin, Christopher J.; Haberlin, Alayna T.; Rodrigues, Lilian C.

2011-01-01

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Relation of Early Testing and Incentive on Quiz Performance in Introductory Psychology: An Archival Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Students should learn best by repeating a cycle of studying, testing, and feedback, all of which are components of "mastery learning." We performed an archival analysis to determine the relation between taking quizzes early and quiz performance in a "mastery learning" context. Also investigated was whether extra credit resulted in early testing…

McGuire, Michael J.; MacDonald, Pamelyn M.

2009-01-01

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Studying as Fun and Games: Effects on College Students' Quiz Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We examined college students' participation in a game activity for studying course material on their subsequent quiz performance. Game conditions were alternated with another activity counterbalanced across two groups of students in a multielement design. Overall, the mean percentage correct on quizzes was higher during the game condition than…

Neef, Nancy A.; Perrin, Christopher J.; Haberlin, Alayna T.; Rodrigues, Lilian C.

2011-01-01

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Interactive Quizzes on Climate Change  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website allows you to test your knowledge on 5 topics. Warm Up: Test your knowledge about global temperature change and its impact on Earth's climate; Freeze Frames: How much do you know about glaciers and ice caps?; Sea Change: Test your knowledge of sea level rise and its effect on global populations; It's A Gas: Test your knowledge of carbon dioxide and why it's so important to climate stability and our quality of life; Each test consists of 10 questions and are immediately scored. The final module, 10 Things You Never Knew About Earth: Discover some amazing and little-known facts about our home planet, allows you to learn facts about the Earth and Climate Change.

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Test-Enhanced Learning in a Middle School Science Classroom: The Effects of Quiz Frequency and Placement  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Typically, teachers use tests to evaluate students' knowledge acquisition. In a novel experimental study, we examined whether low-stakes testing ("quizzing") can be used to foster students' learning of course content in 8th grade science classes. Students received multiple-choice quizzes (with feedback); in the quizzes, some target content that…

McDaniel, Mark A.; Agarwal, Pooja K.; Huelser, Barbie J.; McDermott, Kathleen B.; Roediger, Henry L., III

2011-01-01

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Peer Instruction Improves Performance on Quizzes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Applies Benson's think-pair-share and Mazur's peer instruction techniques to enhance student involvement during the respiratory component of the medical physiology class. Investigates changes in students' level of understanding and ability to synthesize and integrate material. Includes 15 references. (Author/YDS)

Rao, Sumangala P.; DiCarlo, Stephen E.

2000-01-01

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Extensive Reading Quizzes and Reading Attitudes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Extensive reading (ER) has become a common feature of many English as a second or foreign language (ESL/EFL) programs. There is evidence that reading large amounts of easy, interesting material may improve foreign language skills, most notably in vocabulary, reading rates, and overall proficiency. However, teacher evaluation of extensive reading…

Stoeckel, Tim; Reagan, Nevitt; Hann, Fergus

2012-01-01

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Test-Enhanced Learning in a Middle School Science Classroom: The Effects of Quiz Frequency and Placement  

Microsoft Academic Search

Typically, teachers use tests to evaluate students' knowledge acquisition. In a novel experimental study, we examined whether low-stakes testing (quizzing) can be used to foster students' learning of course content in 8th grade science classes. Students received multiple-choice quizzes (with feedback); in the quizzes, some target content that would be included on the class summative assessments was tested, and some

Mark A. McDaniel; Pooja K. Agarwal; Barbie J. Huelser; Kathleen B. McDermott; Henry L. Roediger

2011-01-01

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IBPAT/OSHA Health and Safety Education Quiz Book. Painters, Abrasive Blasters, Tapers, Paint Makers, Floorcoverers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Designed for use by instructors using the "Health and Safety Education Book" (International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades/Occupational Safety and Health Act), this book contains quizzes specifically for painters, abrasive blasters, tapers, paint makers, and floorcoverers. Quizzes included in the book focus on testing areas such as (1)…

International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades, Washington, DC.

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I. Two-photon spectroscopic characterization of the properties of (1) Naturally occurring peridinin in solution and in PCP complex and (2) Synthetic porphyrin and chlorin compounds, and, II. Online pre-lecture quiz design for optimization of student learning and assessment in a first semester general chemistry lecture course for non-science majors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The two-photon spectroscopic technique is applied to analyze the optical properties of synthetic porphyrin, chlorin, and chlorin-like compounds. All two-photon spectra that were obtained for four compounds have shown similar characteristics that the vibronic transition of the lowest excited state at around 16.8 kK (˜600 nm) is the most intense two-photon band in the visible spectral region. Further computational analysis is suggested to fully characterize this behavior. The other compound analyzed using two-photon spectroscopic method is a naturally occurring peridinin from Amphidinium carterae. Peridinin absorbs light in the UV-Vis regions. However, many spectroscopic and computational studies suggest the existence of the spectroscopic inactive, electronic singlet excited state of the lower transition energy. The two-photon spectroscopic method is advantageous for characterizing optical properties of such one-photon forbidden (invisible) transitions. The obtained two-photon spectrum almost coincides with one-photon spectrum, with the vibronic feature which originated from the lowest electronic singlet excited state. Three lower singlet excited states have been distinguished in the two-photon ratio spectra, and these states have been analyzed computationally. The second part of this dissertation investigates the design of online pre-lecture quizzes. Based on the previously observed effects of online pre-lecture quizzes on student learning in an organic chemistry course for non-major, pre-professional students, similar pre-lecture quiz assignments have been implemented to a general chemistry course for non-science major students. An online pre-lecture quiz consists of five multiple-choice questions which have been randomly selected from question database. Students were given various numbers of attempts for each quiz. According to the quantitative data analysis of pre-lecture quizzes and post-tests, the recommended number of attempts for pre-lecture quiz assignments is five for this group of students to optimize student learning. However, the quiz data shows that the quiz scores are dependent on quiz question difficulty and content difficulty. This experiment must be repeated for a more precise analysis of the effect of this online pre-lecture quiz design. The qualitative analyses of student opinions from survey data are presented and discussed together with the effects of possible factors affecting students' test scores.

Shima, Sumie

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Effects of random study checks and guided notes study cards on middle school special education students' notetaking accuracy and science vocabulary quiz scores  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Federal legislation mandates that all students with disabilities have meaningful access to the general education curriculum and that students with and without disabilities be held equally accountable to the same academic standards (IDEIA, 2004; NCLB, 2001). Many students with disabilities, however, perform poorly in academic content courses, especially at the middle and secondary school levels. Previous research has reported increased notetaking accuracy and quiz scores over lecture content when students completed guided notes compared to taking their own notes. This study evaluated the effects of a pre-quiz review procedure and specially formatted guided notes on middle school special education students' learning of science vocabulary. This study compared the effects of three experimental conditions. (a) Own Notes (ON), (b) Own Notes+Random Study Checks (ON+RSC), and (c) Guided Notes Study Cards+Random Study Checks (GNSC+RSC) on each student's accuracy of notes, next-day quiz scores, and review quiz scores. Each session, the teacher presented 12 science vocabulary terms and definitions during a lecture and students took notes. The students were given 5 minutes to study their notes at the end of each session and were reminded to study their notes at home and in study hall period. In the ON condition students took notes on a sheet of paper with numbered lines from 1 to 12. Just before each next-day quiz in the ON+RSC condition students used write-on response cards to answer two teacher-posed questions over randomly selected vocabulary terms from the previous day's lecture. If the answer on a randomly selected student's response card was correct, that student earned a lottery ticket for inexpensive prizes and a quiz bonus point for herself and each classmate. In the GNSC+RSC condition students took notes on specially formatted guided notes that after the lecture they cut into a set of flashcards that could used for study. The students' mean notetaking accuracy was 75% during ON, 89% during ON+RSC, and 99.5% during GNSC+RSC. The class mean scores on next-day quizzes during ON, ON+RSC, and GNSC+RSC was 39%, 68%, and 90%, respectively. The class mean score on review quizzes following ON, ON+RSC, and GNSC+RSC was 2.1, 5.3, and 7.8 (maximum score, 10), respectively. Results for five of the seven students provide convincing evidence of functional relationships between ON+RSC and higher quiz scores compared to ON and between GNSC+RSC and higher quiz scores compared to ON+RSC. Students', teachers', and parents' opinions regarding the RSC and GNSC procedures were highly favorable.

Wood, Charles L.

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Quiz Kids.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Many schools and other organizations use the quiz show format to showcase their students' academic talents. Except for national championships, most school-level competitions are held in classrooms. "It's Academic," a Washington, D.C., quiz show with 81 competing schools, allows bright kids to be on television--something athletes might envy. (MLH)|

Vail, Kathleen

1999-01-01

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Sleep Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... on. Photo: iStock Take the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research Sleep Quiz TRUE OR FALSE ? _____1. Sleep ... sleepy during the day, you may have a sleep disorder. _____4. Opening the car window or turning the ...

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The Enhancement of Student's Learning in Both Lower-Division and Upper-Division Classes by a Quiz-Based Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this study, an investigation into the proper use of weekly quizzes in chemical engineering program has been conducted. The traditional weekly homework assignments were replaced with weekly paper quizzes. Achievement levels of students were compared with those students who learn through traditional homework assignments only. The results show the…

Faraji, Sepideh

2012-01-01

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Color Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Please take this Quiz. It is not that hard. Remember If you understand color, you will be able to use color in your artwork more effectively. For your Quiz please answer the 18 questions below. Here are some sites you have already seen that will help you answer the questions. Color Theory Color Vocabulary Wikipedia color theory You may write your answers down on a piece of paper or you can type the answers up. Make sure name, period, and date are on assignment ...

Freeman, Ms.

2006-02-14

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Color Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Please take this Quiz. It is not that hard. Remember If you understand color, you will be able to use color in your artwork more effectively. For your Quiz please answer the 18 questions below. Here are some sites you have already seen that will help you answer the questions. Color Theory Color Vocabulary Wikipedia color theory You may write your answers down on a piece of paper or you can type the answers up. Make sure name, period, and date are on assignment ...

Jolene

2008-09-29

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Motivating Students to Read with Collaborative Reading Quizzes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of the most important challenges a teacher faces is motivating his or her students to complete reading assignments and to complete them carefully. After all, if students bring to class a basic understanding of the text up for discussion, much deeper learning can occur than if the teacher is forced to spend time explaining the reading to…

Quinn, Timothy; Eckerson, Todd

2010-01-01

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HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 1 - Anterolateral System (Temperature, Touch, and Pain)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: coronalAnnotated: false

Stensaas, Suzanne S.; Haines, Duane E.

2010-08-04

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HyperBrain: Pathway Quiz 3 - Trigeminal System (Pain and Temperature)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

One of eighteen quizzes on neuroanatomy accompanying the HyperBrain tutorial. The quizzes require the free Macromedia Flash player plugin. Illustrations modified from "Neuroanatomy - An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems," Fourth Edition, Duane E. Haines, Ph.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Anatomy, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, Copyright 1995. With permission from Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Baltimore, Maryland, USA.Orientation: coronalAnnotated: false

Stensaas, Suzanne S.; Haines, Duane E.

2010-08-16

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Birth Defects Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... to... Añadir en... Favorites Delicious Digg Google Bookmarks Birth Defects Quiz Your browser does not support iFrames. Related Pages Share the Birth Defects Quiz Birth Defects Folic Acid Healthy Pregnancy Spina ...

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Television Quiz Show Simulation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article explores the simulation of four television quiz shows for students in China studying English as a foreign language (EFL). It discusses the adaptation and implementation of television quiz shows and how the students reacted to them.|

Hill, Jonnie Lynn

2007-01-01

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Electric Fields Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online quiz, from McGraw-Hill, focuses on electric fields. It is a 10-question quiz which can be checked at the end and covers electric potential, stored charge, illustrating an electric field, charge direction and other topics.

2010-03-05

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A Quiz on Stereochemistry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents five problems on organic stereochemistry in the form of an open-book quiz meant for senior undergraduates and graduate students in chemistry. Provides some acceptable solutions to the problems. (TW)

Ghosh, Abhik

1987-01-01

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A Copernicus Quiz  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents a quiz on Copernicus' life, work, and impact on human thought for the purpose of sharpening some of the prevalent ideas about Copernicus. Includes the answers with detailed discussions. (CC)|

Raman, V. V.

1973-01-01

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When in Doubt, Choose “B”  

Microsoft Academic Search

The interactive personality quiz regularly featured in teenage girls' magazines is a unique feature of the monthly publications. Using Hall's model of communication, I examine the ways in which the magazines encode information within the texts of the quizzes, paying special attention to the connotations that emerge from the structure of the quiz text, and the ways the quizzes operate

Amy Pattee

2009-01-01

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Folic Acid Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 Contact CDC-INFO flo@cdc.gov Folic Acid Homepage Facts Quiz Questions & Answers Cereals with Folic Acid Data and Statistics Research Global Initiative Articles & Key Findings Recommendations Free Materials Links ...

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Home Energy Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students take a Home Energy Quiz from the Energy Star Program to identify home improvements that could make their homes more energy efficient. The resource includes follow-up information about energy-saving activities to reduce the cost of heating and cooling, supporting the student examination of energy use, energy efficiency and conservation.

Education, Connecticut E.

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Plate Tectonics Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This quiz for younger students asks them 10 questions about plate motions, rock types in continental and oceanic crust, crustal formation and mountain building, the supercontinent Pangea, and the theory of continental drift. A link to a page on continental drift provides information to answer the questions.

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A Thanksgiving Quiz.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Observes that instruction about Pilgrim and American Indian life often is filled with misconceptions. Explains that the foods and dress of the era differed those usually portrayed in association with the "first" Thanksgiving, a continuation of an ancient harvest celebration. Offers a Thanksgiving quiz for teaching students the realities of early…

Ahern, John

1991-01-01

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Home Energy Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students take a Home Energy Quiz from the Energy Star Program to identify home improvements that could make their homes more energy efficient. The resource includes follow-up information about energy-saving activities to reduce the cost of heating and cooling; supporting the student examination of energy use, energy efficiency and conservation.

2007-01-01

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Global Trends Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

All of Earth's living things depend on healthy, life-sustaining ecosystems for their survival. But continued human population growth, combined with the planet's limited supply of natural resources, might generate disastrous consequences for our shared environment. This interactive quiz tests users' knowledge of demographics, population trends, consumption, and sources of environmental damage. Annotated answers identify trends in both prosperous and less-prosperous nations. A background essay and discussion questions are included.

2011-12-29

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Global Trends Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

All of Earth's living things depend on healthy, life-sustaining ecosystems for their survival. But continued human population growth, combined with the planet's limited supply of natural resources, might generate disastrous consequences for our shared environment. This interactive quiz tests users' knowledge of demographics, population trends, consumption, and sources of environmental damage. Annotated answers identify trends in both prosperous and less-prosperous nations. A background essay and discussion questions are included.

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Using low-stakes quizzing for student self-evaluation of readiness for exams  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introductory level courses in many Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines require students to acquire an enormous new discipline-specific vocabulary in preparation for future courses. Students are often not prepared for the amount of self-directed studying they must do to be successful in these types of courses, particularly in their first year of college. To assist students in more

Kirsten A. Davis

2011-01-01

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Quiz for Teens with Diabetes  

MedlinePLUS

... time for you to do something about your diabetes care, read NDEP’s Dealing With the Ups and Downs ... Diabetes Nutrition Educator, University of Washington Medical Center, Diabetes Care Center, Seattle, WA reviewed this quiz for technical ...

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What Makes You, You Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This OLogy activity helps kids understand how intertwined nature and nurture can be. The activity begins with an overview of nature and nurture, explaining how we are products of both. A printable 18-question quiz challenges kids to examine some of their distinguishing traits more closely, determining if nature is solely behind their hair colors, dessert preferences, and other traits. Kids then are asked to give the same test to a friend or family member and examine how and why their answers are different.

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Quizzing and Feedback in Computer-Based and Book-Based Training for Workplace Safety and Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Participants received different amounts of information in either a cTRAIN computer-based instruction (CBI) program or in a booklet format, presented before or concurrently with interactive questions about the information. An interactive CBI presentation that required an overt response during training produced equivalent acquisition and retention…

Rohlman, Diane S.; Eckerman, David A.; Ammerman, Tammara A.; Fercho, Heather L.; Lundeen, Christine A.; Blomquist, Carrie; Anger, W. Kent

2005-01-01

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Team-Based Learning and Open-Book Quizzes: Determining What Works in an Introductory Geoscience Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

Concepts in Geology (EES 345) is an inquiry-based ten-week geoscience course for pre-service elementary and middle-school teachers at Wright State University. For most of them, this is the first and last geoscience class that they take. Required readings are an important part of the class because of the amount of vocabulary and number of concepts that students need to master.

R. Teed

2008-01-01

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Nephrology quiz and questionnaire: transplantation.  

PubMed

Presentation of the Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire (NQQ) has become an annual "tradition" at the meetings of the American Society of Nephrology. It is a very popular session judged by consistently large attendance. Members of the audience test their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. They can also compare their answers in real time, using audience response devices, to those of program directors of nephrology training programs in the United States, acquired through an Internet-based questionnaire. Topics presented here include transplantation issues. These cases, along with single best answer questions, were prepared by Dr. Hricik. After the audience responses, the "correct" and "incorrect" answers were then briefly discussed and the results of the questionnaire were displayed. This article aims to recapitulate the session and reproduce its educational value for a larger audience-that of the readers of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Have fun. PMID:22595824

Hricik, Donald E; Glassock, Richard J; Bleyer, Anthony J

2012-05-17

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Collaborative Testing Enhances Student Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Examinations and quizzes should be used as learning as well as assessment tools. To achieve this goal, an assessment procedure was developed to enhance as well as assess student learning. Students were tested on four different topics of cardiovascular physiology. Each topic was tested by a different type of quiz (fill in the blanks, single best response multiple choice, short essay, or true/false). The students first completed a quiz individually. Once the quiz was completed individually, the students completed the same quiz in groups. Eighty percent of the score on the quiz was based on the individual results, and 20% of the score on the quiz was based on the group results. The performance on the quizzes was significantly higher (P < 0.001) when students completed the quizzes in groups than when they completed the quizzes individually. Results document that completing the quizzes in groups enhances the understanding of the material. In addition, students rated this format superior to the traditional method.

PhD Sumangala Rao (Wayne State Univ Sch Med Dept Physiology); PhD Heidi L. Collins (Wayne State Univ. School of Medicine Dept. of Physiology); PhD Stephen M. DiCarlo (Wayne State Univ Sch Med Dept of Physiology)

2002-03-01

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Nephrology quiz and questionnaire: electrolytes.  

PubMed

Presentation of the Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire has become an annual tradition at the meetings of the American Society of Nephrology. It is a very popular session judged by consistently large attendance. Members of the audience test their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. They can also compare their answers in real time using audience response devices with the answers of program directors of nephrology training programs in the United States through an Internet-based questionnaire. Topics presented here include fluid and electrolyte disorders, transplantation, and ESRD and dialysis. Cases representing each of these categories along with single best-answer questions were prepared by a panel of experts (the authors). The correct and incorrect answers then were briefly discussed after the audience responses and the results of the questionnaire were displayed. This article tries to recapitulate the session and reproduce its educational value for a larger audience-the readers of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Have fun. PMID:22580788

Palmer, Biff F; Glassock, Richard J; Bleyer, Anthony J

2012-05-10

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Quiz and in-class worksheet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this brief pre-lecture quiz, students are asked to consider concepts that they have learned in previous lectures, and to answer the questions in a short period of time; hopefully without the aid of lecture notes. The quiz allows students to settle into the lecture, arrive late (many are coming from work), and refresh their geochemical knowledge from previous weeks. In this worksheet students balance chemical equations, work out numbers of moles and masses of compounds, and determine delta H and delta G for a common Earth-surface reaction. This is appropriate for first-year Geology/Earth Sciences students.

Hudson-Edwards, Karen

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MEASURING AND REDUCING COLLEGE STUDENTS' PROCRASTINATION  

PubMed Central

We examined college students' procrastination when studying for weekly in-class quizzes. Two schedules of online practice quiz delivery were compared using a multiple baseline design. When online study material was made available noncontingently, students usually procrastinated. When access to additional study material was contingent on completing previous study material, studying was more evenly distributed. Overall, the mean gain in percentage correct scores on weekly in-class quizzes relative to pretests was greater during contingent access than during noncontingent access conditions.

Perrin, Christopher J; Miller, Neal; Haberlin, Alayna T; Ivy, Jonathan W; Meindl, James N; Neef, Nancy A

2011-01-01

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Biochemistry Games: "AZ-Quiz" and "Jeopardy!"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"AZ-Quiz" and "Jeopardy!" are popular television shows and serve as the basis for in-class games designed to support and diversify chemistry instruction at the high school level. Both games were created in Microsoft PowerPoint, which is an easily accessible and controllable instrument that enables the creation of engaging animation. The use of…

Rostejnska, Milada; Klimova, Helena

2011-01-01

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Nephrology quiz and questionnaire: renal replacement therapy.  

PubMed

Presentation of the Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire has become an annual "tradition" at the meetings of the American Society of Nephrology. It is a very popular session judged by consistently large attendance. Members of the audience test their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. They can also compare their answers in real time, using audience response devices, with those of program directors of nephrology training programs in the United States, acquired through an Internet-based questionnaire. Topics presented here include fluid and electrolyte disorders, transplantation, and ESRD and dialysis. Cases representing each of these categories along with single best answer questions were prepared by a panel of experts (Drs. Palmer, Hricik, and Golper, respectively). After the audience responses, the "correct" and "incorrect" answers then were briefly discussed and the results of the questionnaire were displayed. This article aims to recapitulate the session and reproduce its educational value for a larger audience-readers of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Have fun. PMID:22580784

Golper, Thomas A; Glassock, Richard J; Bleyer, Anthony J

2012-05-10

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Adding Test Generation to the Teaching Machine  

Microsoft Academic Search

We propose an extension of the Teaching Machine project, called Quiz Generator, that allows instructors to produce assessment quizzes in the field of algorithm and data structures quite easily. This extension makes use of visualization techniques and is based on new features of the Teaching Machine that allow third-party visualizers to be added as plugins and on new scripting capabilities.

Michael Bruce-Lockhart; Theodore S. Norvell; Pierluigi Crescenzi

2009-01-01

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Using Classroom Resources Wisely Using Accelerated Reader  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis project consists of locating and creating teacher-made Accelerated Reader quizzes from a collection of trade books in an elementary classroom library. This collection was not being well utilized by students because the school did not provide a computerized Accelerated Reader Reading Practice Quiz for these titles. The goal is for the students to enjoy this collection of various

Carolyn Hohman

2009-01-01

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Measuring and Reducing College Students' Procrastination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined college students' procrastination when studying for weekly in-class quizzes. Two schedules of online practice quiz delivery were compared using a multiple baseline design. When online study material was made available noncontingently, students usually procrastinated. When access to additional study material was contingent on completing…

Perrin, Christopher J.; Miller, Neal; Haberlin, Alayna T.; Ivy, Jonathan W.; Meindl, James N.; Neef, Nancy A.

2011-01-01

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Articulating Scientific Reasoning Improves Student Learning in an Undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology Course  

PubMed Central

In many life science classrooms, instructors rely upon lecture presentations to efficiently present course content. Students, in this case, act as passive learners with little opportunity to test their knowledge for gaps or misconceptions. The goal of the project described here was to determine whether a collaborative quiz protocol that guided students to discuss their understanding with their peers would improve learning and academic performance. The project took place during a single semester and was composed of two studies: a preliminary study that incorporated short-answer quizzes into the curriculum and a comprehensive study that incorporated short-answer quizzes and justify/explain quizzes in which students were expected to select an answer and then justify or explain it. Students took all quizzes twice, first independently and then collaboratively with classmate(s). Learning was assessed using multiple-choice exam questions based upon quiz topics. Students scored significantly higher on exam questions associated with justify/explain quiz topics than on those associated with short-answer quiz topics.

2009-01-01

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Web-Assisted Education: From Evaluation to Learning  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Exams have traditionally been given to evaluate students but in recent years, with the appearance of freely accessible on-line tutoring, quizzes can also be used as a learning tool. In systems where students can request quiz items until a satisfactory grade is obtained, new probabilistic approaches are required for dealing items to students and…

Stefansson, Gunnar; Sigurdardottir, Asta Jenny

2011-01-01

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Adding Test Generation to the Teaching Machine  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We propose an extension of the Teaching Machine project, called Quiz Generator, that allows instructors to produce assessment quizzes in the field of algorithm and data structures quite easily. This extension makes use of visualization techniques and is based on new features of the Teaching Machine that allow third-party visualizers to be added…

Bruce-Lockhart, Michael; Norvell, Theodore; Crescenzi, Pierluigi

2009-01-01

99

A Comparison of Interteaching and Lecture in the College Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Interteaching is a new method of classroom instruction that is based on behavioral principles but offers more flexibility than other behaviorally based methods. We examined the effectiveness of interteaching relative to a traditional form of classroom instruction—the lecture. In Study 1, participants in a graduate course in special education took short quizzes after alternating conditions of interteaching and lecture. Quiz

BRYAN K. SAVILLE; TRACY E. ZINN; Nancy A Neef; Renee Van Norman; Summer J Ferreri

2006-01-01

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Adding Test Generation to the Teaching Machine  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We propose an extension of the Teaching Machine project, called Quiz Generator, that allows instructors to produce assessment quizzes in the field of algorithm and data structures quite easily. This extension makes use of visualization techniques and is based on new features of the Teaching Machine that allow third-party visualizers to be added as…

Bruce-Lockhart, Michael; Norvell, Theodore; Crescenzi, Pierluigi

2009-01-01

101

Using Maple and the Web to grade mathematics tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present AIM, a web-based system designed to administer graded tests with mathematical content. Its main features are: use of Maple as the engine and implementation language; several methods of giving partial credit; various feedback mechanisms; randomisation of quizzes and questions; versatility in question and quiz design; extensive grade reporting and monitoring capabilities; ability to collect surveys; web interface for

S. Klai; T. Kolokolnikov; N. van den Bergh

2000-01-01

102

Distance Learning Materials for Elementary Astronomy with Lab  

Microsoft Academic Search

I have developed a distance learning astronomy course with an integral lab. The materials for this course are available from the site below. Test and quiz contents can be obtained upon request In this distance-learning format, students take quizzes online, tests in person and meet with the instructor for assistance. Student activities include homework, laboratory exercises and observing projects using

K. G. Castle

2004-01-01

103

Measuring and Reducing College Students' Procrastination  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|We examined college students' procrastination when studying for weekly in-class quizzes. Two schedules of online practice quiz delivery were compared using a multiple baseline design. When online study material was made available noncontingently, students usually procrastinated. When access to additional study material was contingent on…

Perrin, Christopher J.; Miller, Neal; Haberlin, Alayna T.; Ivy, Jonathan W.; Meindl, James N.; Neef, Nancy A.

2011-01-01

104

The Buddy Quiz: A Collaborative Assessment and a Representation of the Scientific Enterprise  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The form and function of a collaborative assessment known as a "Buddy Quiz" is presented. The assessment is conducted in three successive phases over a contiguous 45-60 min class period. A portion of each quiz is completed in collaboration with one or two peers and a portion is completed without collaboration. The quiz is primarily summative and…

Hoffman, Ian M.

2012-01-01

105

Stimulating Student Interest in Physiology: The Intermedical School Physiology Quiz  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Intermedical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ) was initiated in 2003 during the author's last sabbatical from the University of Malaya. At this inaugural event, there were just seven competing teams from Malaysian medical schools. The challenge trophy for the IMSPQ is named in honor of Prof. A. Raman, who was the first Malaysian Professor of…

Cheng, Hwee-Ming

2010-01-01

106

Measuring and reducing college students' procrastination.  

PubMed

We examined college students' procrastination when studying for weekly in-class quizzes. Two schedules of online practice quiz delivery were compared using a multiple baseline design. When online study material was made available noncontingently, students usually procrastinated. When access to additional study material was contingent on completing previous study material, studying was more evenly distributed. Overall, the mean gain in percentage correct scores on weekly in-class quizzes relative to pretests was greater during contingent access than during noncontingent access conditions. PMID:21941379

Perrin, Christopher J; Miller, Neal; Haberlin, Alayna T; Ivy, Jonathan W; Meindl, James N; Neef, Nancy A

2011-01-01

107

Designing Online Quiz Questions To Assess a Range of Cognitive Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper discusses the design and pedagogy underpinning the use of online quiz items in which students are presented with a range of questions designed to enhance understanding of complex linguistic constructions. It explores the design of different types of quiz questions from the perspective of pedagogy and cognitive demand. The particular…

Reid, Nick; McLoughlin, Catherine

108

Disease Presentations and Diagnostic Process Quiz - Online Training: Hematopoietic Project - SEER  

Cancer.gov

Please watch the presentation available on the Online Training page before taking the quiz. If you answer 3 or more questions correctly, you will be able to print a CEU certificate. Any information provided in response to the quiz or to print your name on the certificate will not be saved or used to track your progress.

109

French 7: Unite 2 Review  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Review games and quizzes Today you'll be reviewing information for the Lecon 4 Quiz you'll be taking later this week. First, a few review games to get you thinking! Click on the links below to begin playing: 1. Bon appetit - sentences 2.De jour en jour Do at least 2 of the activities available 3.l heure 4.Le temps et les saisons Do at least ...

Brasfield, Mrs.

2010-02-28

110

Wetland 101  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online course provides an introduction to wetland ecology, types of wetlands, wetland functions and values, and wetlands management. Topics include how a wetland is defined, wetland hydrology, seasonal and other fluctuations in water levels, and wetland soils and plants. The course consists of a series of slide presentations with self-quizzes and an online final quiz. Registration and log-in are required.

111

Quiz: An Interactive Program to Generate Content-Referenced Objective Tests  

Microsoft Academic Search

QUIZ is an interactive computer program which allows the assembly of objective tests. Fully conversational, the program enables the user to construct tests composed of items disproportionately sampled from up to 20 subsections of a master item bank.

Harry A. King

1981-01-01

112

Quiz: Does Your Blood Pressure Pass the Test? | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine  

MedlinePLUS

... page please turn Javascript on. Special Section: Healthy Blood Pressure Quiz: Does Your Blood Pressure Pass the Test? Past Issues / Winter 2010 Table of Contents Blood pressure changes throughout the day. It is highest while ...

113

Quiz: What's the buzz about salt? | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine  

MedlinePLUS

... page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Too Much Salt Quiz: What's the buzz about salt? Past Issues / Spring - Summer 2010 Table of Contents The body needs how much salt per day: ¼ teaspoon ½ teaspoon 1 teaspoon ...

114

Misconceptions highlighted among medical students in the annual International Intermedical School Physiology Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

THE ANNUAL Intermedical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ), initiated in 2003, is now an event that attracts a unique, large gathering of selected medical students from medical schools across the globe, as previously described in this journal (4). We report here some illuminating insights gleaned from this international physiology quiz event. This report also highlights some common misconceptions among students of physiology, as has been previously described in definite studies by others (5, 8, 10, 13, 14).

Hwee-Ming Cheng (Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya Physiology); Damayanthi Durairajanayagam (MARA University of Technology)

2012-09-01

115

Perfusion scintigraphy in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: a self-assessment quiz  

SciTech Connect

The authors present ten case reports with lung scintigrams in a format suitable for a self-assessment quiz. The first seven cases include perfusion scintigrams and the final diagnosis was established by postmortem examination. The last three studies include ventilation images (using nebulized /sup 99m/Tc tin colloid) and the final diagnosis established by nonradionuclide studies. The authors believe this quiz demonstrates the necessity for ventilation studies when using lung scintigraphy for a positive diagnosis.

Egermayer, P.; Rutland, M.D.

1982-07-01

116

A WEB-BASED QUIZ GENERATION TOOL USING ACTIVE SERVER PAGES  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the growing popularity of the virtual classroom and student access to computers in the classroom, electronic testing is becoming more common. This paper describes a custom-developed Web-based quiz generation tool that uses Active Server Pages to create multiple-choice exams. The quiz generation tool is proposed as an alternative to assessment products offered with textbook adoptions or as available components

Gerald F. Braun; Debbie B. Tesch; Brian Depinet

117

The 2010 nephrology quiz and questionnaire: part 1.  

PubMed

Presentation of the Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire (NQQ) has become an annual "tradition" at the meetings of the American Society of Nephrology. It is a very popular session judged by consistently large attendance. Members of the audience test their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. They can also compare their answers in real time, using audience response devices, to those of program directors of nephrology training programs in the United States, acquired through an Internet-based questionnaire. As in the past, the topics covered were transplantation, fluid and electrolyte disorders, end-stage renal disease and dialysis, and glomerular disorders. Two challenging cases representing each of these categories along with single best answer questions were prepared by a panel of experts (Drs. Hricik, Palmer, Bargman, and Fervenza, respectively). The "correct" and "incorrect" answers then were briefly discussed, after the audience responses and the results of the questionnaire were displayed. The 2010 version of the NQQ was exceptionally challenging, and the audience, for the first time, gained a better overall correct answer score than the program directors, but the margin was small. In this issue we present the transplantation and fluid and electrolyte cases; the remaining end-stage renal disease and dialysis, and glomerular disorder cases will be presented next month. These articles try to recapitulate the session and reproduce its educational value for a larger audience--the readers of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Have fun. PMID:21896834

Glassock, Richard J; Bleyer, Anthony J; Hricik, Donald E; Palmer, Biff F

2011-09-01

118

Learning-by-teaching: student generated Web-based Glossary, Dictionary and Quiz of Information Technology terms  

Microsoft Academic Search

The structure and content of a Web-based Glossary, Dictionary and Quiz of Information Technology terms have been generated by students themselves. Students also developed a multi-choice quiz and supplied the correct answers inside the Dictionary entries for self-testing purposes. The quiz-scoring results are for personal feedback rather than being used for overall assessment. The Dictionary has been under continuing student

J. K. Pollard

1999-01-01

119

The 2010 nephrology quiz and questionnaire: part 2.  

PubMed

Presentation of the Nephrology Quiz and Questionnaire (NQQ) has become an annual "tradition" at the meetings of the American Society of Nephrology. It is a very popular session judged by consistently large attendance. Members of the audience test their knowledge and judgment on a series of case-oriented questions prepared and discussed by experts. They can also compare their answers in real time, using audience response devices, to those of program directors of nephrology training programs in the United States, acquired through an Internet-based questionnaire. As in the past, the topics covered were transplantation, fluid and electrolyte disorders, end-stage renal disease and dialysis, and glomerular disorders. Two challenging cases representing each of these categories along with single best answer questions were prepared by a panel of experts (Drs. Hricik, Palmer, Bargman, and Fervenza, respectively). The "correct" and "incorrect" answers then were briefly discussed, after the audience responses and the results of the questionnaire were displayed. The 2010 version of the NQQ was exceptionally challenging, and the audience, for the first time, gained a better overall correct answer score than the program directors, but the margin was small. Last month we presented the transplantation and fluid and the electrolyte cases; in this issue we present the remaining end-stage renal disease and dialysis and the glomerular disorder cases. These articles try to recapitulate the session and reproduce its educational value for a larger audience--that of the readers of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Have fun. PMID:21903985

Glassock, Richard J; Bleyer, Anthony J; Bargman, Joanne M; Fervenza, Fernando C

2011-09-08

120

Using Interactive Digital Images of Products to Teach Pharmaceutics  

PubMed Central

Objective To implement interactive digital images of drug products and online quizzes in a pharmaceutics course to teach students where to look on product labels for information and how to evaluate ingredients of various dosage forms, and to reinforce pharmaceutical calculations with practical problems. Design Interactive digital images of drug products and a database of quiz questions pertaining to the products were created and an interactive online platform was designed. The interactive digital images were incorporated in pharmaceutics lectures as examples of dosage forms studied and calculations taught. The online quizzes were administered to first-professional year pharmacy students in fall 2004 and fall 2005. Assessment The competency outcome data illustrates that the product-based online quizzes aided students in meeting the desired learning objectives. Modifications to increase ease of use resulted in higher student success rates in the second year of implementation. Student and faculty evaluations of the application were largely positive. Conclusion The development of interactive digital images and product-based online quizzes successfully adapted a traditional learning aid into a viable electronic resource for pharmacy education.

Pham, Khang H.; Dollar,, Michael

2007-01-01

121

Enhancing Self-Directed Learning through a Content Quiz Group Learning Assignment  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents the findings of an empirical study that examined the learning value of a novel group assessment activity aimed at promoting first-year students' development of basic self-directed learning skills required for university study. A content quiz group learning assignment was designed to enhance students' capacity to ask…

Warburton, Natalie; Volet, Simone

2013-01-01

122

Quiz Show Radio News Formats: A Test of Retention, Involvement, Attention, and Perception of Credibility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Entertainment news formats, such as radio talk shows and late-night comedy shows, continue to gain audience interest, while traditional news formats are slowly losing audience members. This study examines audience effects from entertainment news formats by comparing retention, involvement, attention and perceived credibility of information presented in a traditional radio broadcast news format and a nontraditional news quiz show format.

Wilson Lowrey; Marilyn Young; Butler Cain

2008-01-01

123

Incorporating a quiz into informed consent processes: Qualitative study of participants' reactions  

PubMed Central

Background Formal checks of participant understanding are now widely recommended to improve informed consent processes. However, the views of the participants these assessments are designed to protect are rarely considered. In this paper the findings of a qualitative study aimed at documenting community reactions to a semi-structured questionnaire ('quiz') are reported. The quiz was administered to 189 mothers after consenting for their children to participate in a malaria vaccine trial on the Kenyan Coast. Methods Once the malaria vaccine trial was underway, focus group discussions were held with some of these mothers (nine groups; 103 mothers), and with community-based field staff attached to the malaria vaccine trial (two groups of five workers). Individual interviews with other trial staff were also held. Results The quiz prompted community members to voice concerns about blood sampling and vaccine side-effects, thereby encouraging additional discussions and interactions between the research team and potential study participants. However, it also caused significant upset and concern. Some of the quiz questions, or the way in which they were asked, appeared to fuel misconceptions and fears, with potentially negative consequences for both the study and community members. Conclusion Formal approaches to checking study understanding should be employed with sensitivity and caution. They are influenced by and impact upon complex social relationships between and among researchers and community members. Adequate consideration of these contexts in assessments of understanding, and in responding to the issues raised, requires strong social science capacity.

Molyneux, Sassy; Gikonyo, Caroline; Marsh, Vicki; Bejon, Philip

2007-01-01

124

Misconceptions Highlighted among Medical Students in the Annual International Intermedical School Physiology Quiz  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The annual Intermedical School Physiology Quiz (IMSPQ), initiated in 2003, is now an event that attracts a unique, large gathering of selected medical students from medical schools across the globe. The 8th IMSPQ, in 2010, hosted by the Department of Physiology, University of Malaya, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had 200 students representing 41…

Cheng, Hwee-Ming; Durairajanayagam, Damayanthi

2012-01-01

125

GLOBALIZATION AND KNOWLEDGE HIERARCHY THROUGH THE EYES OF A QUIZ SHOW  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study compares the quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire in seven countries – America, Germany, Italy, Russia, Poland, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Through content analysis of 1,888 questions that were collected from 65 programs, this work aims to ascertain the extent of globalization and the structure of knowledge hierarchy, as they find expression in a successful international

Amir Hetsroni

2005-01-01

126

Sheppard Software: Learning Games  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of games, puzzles, and quizzes helps students learn world and U.S. geography, vocabulary, and trivia. There are also games for chemistry and math, and quizzes on animals, health, astronomy, and puzzles on endangered animals.

127

Psychometric Properties of the Revised Facts on Suicide Quiz in Austrian Medical and Psychology Undergraduates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Psychometric properties and demographic correlates of a German form of R. W. Hubbard and J. L. McIntosh's (1992) Revised Facts on Suicide Quiz (RFOS), an inventory for assessing overall knowledge about suicide, were investigated in a sample of 1,093 Austrian medical and psychology students. Internal consistency of the RFOS was weak, as were many of the item-total correlations, indicating a

Martin Voracek; Ulrich S. Tran; Gernot Sonneck

2008-01-01

128

Language-Related Episodes in an Assessment Context: A 'Small Group Quiz'  

Microsoft Academic Search

Based on the construct of 'language-related episodes' (Swain & Lapkin, 1998) and Vygotsky's (1934\\/1986) notions of scaffolding and private speech, this investigation explores student interaction during a formalized assessment task. The purpose of this qualitative study was two- fold: first, to analyze the small-group quiz interaction that took place among 20 intermediate students of Spanish and, second, to highlight students'

Jennifer D. Ewald

2005-01-01

129

Reducing Procrastination through Required Course Involvement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Students in two introductory psychology classes using a personalized system of instruction were assigned to either daily quizzing or self-initiated quizzing treatment conditions. Results showed students in the daily quizzing section completed course work more rapidly and earned higher grades by reducing procrastination. (Author/JDH)|

Wesp, Richard

1986-01-01

130

The Ear Pages - Nobel Prize Educational Game  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The 1961 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the discovery of how sound is analyzed and communicated in the cochlea in the inner ear. Explore "The Ear Pages" and collect the snail shaped symbols of the cochlea to gain chances to answer a question correct in the quiz! (The cochlea works as a frequency/pitch analyzer in the inner ear.) You can choose between three levels of quizzes ÃÂ beginner, advanced and expert. If you manage to get all the answers correct you will appear on the "High score of the week" list!

2009-01-01

131

Earthquake Quiz!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains questions about earthquakes from students just like you! Mr. John Lahr from U.S. Geological Survey answered the questions and the information has been put up for you to read! If you hit the "back" button on this page, you can also play a word-search, a crossword puzzle, and try your hand at scrambled definitions.

Lahr, John

2002-01-01

132

What Do Students Do when Asked to Diagnose Their Mistakes? Does It Help Them? II. A More Typical Quiz Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Self-diagnosis tasks" aim at fostering students' learning in an examination context by requiring students to present diagnoses of their solutions to quiz problems. We examined the relationship between students' learning from self-diagnosis and the typicality of the problem situation. Four recitation groups in an introductory physics class…

Yerushalmi, Edit; Cohen, Elisheva; Mason, Andrew; Singh, Chandralekha

2012-01-01

133

Small-group learning in an upper-level university biology class enhances academic performance and student attitudes toward group work.  

PubMed

To improve science learning, science educators' teaching tools need to address two major criteria: teaching practice should mirror our current understanding of the learning process; and science teaching should reflect scientific practice. We designed a small-group learning (SGL) model for a fourth year university neurobiology course using these criteria and studied student achievement and attitude in five course sections encompassing the transition from individual work-based to SGL course design. All students completed daily quizzes/assignments involving analysis of scientific data and the development of scientific models. Students in individual work-based (Individualistic) sections usually worked independently on these assignments, whereas SGL students completed assignments in permanent groups of six. SGL students had significantly higher final exam grades than Individualistic students. The transition to the SGL model was marked by a notable increase in 10th percentile exam grade (Individualistic: 47.5%; Initial SGL: 60%; Refined SGL: 65%), suggesting SGL enhanced achievement among the least prepared students. We also studied student achievement on paired quizzes: quizzes were first completed individually and submitted, and then completed as a group and submitted. The group quiz grade was higher than the individual quiz grade of the highest achiever in each group over the term. All students--even term high achievers--could benefit from the SGL environment. Additionally, entrance and exit surveys demonstrated student attitudes toward SGL were more positive at the end of the Refined SGL course. We assert that SGL is uniquely-positioned to promote effective learning in the science classroom. PMID:21209910

Gaudet, Andrew D; Ramer, Leanne M; Nakonechny, Joanne; Cragg, Jacquelyn J; Ramer, Matt S

2010-12-29

134

Prototype of a Questionnaire and Quiz System for Supporting Increase of Health Awareness During Wait Time in Dispensing Pharmacy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For quit-smoking clinic and its campaign, there was a need for pharmacists to investigate pediatric patient's parent consciousness to tobacco harm utilizing wait time in a pediatric dispensing pharmacy. In this research, we developed the questionnaire and quiz total system using the tablet for user interface, in which people can easily answer the questionnaire/quiz and quickly see the total results on the spot in order to enhance their consciousness to the tobacco harm. The system also provides their tobacco dependence level based on the questionnaire results and some advice for their health and dietary habits due to the tobacco dependence level. From a field trial with one hundred four examinees in the pediatric dispensing pharmacy, the user interface was useful compared to conventional questionnaire form. The system could enhance their consciousness to tobacco harm and make their beneficial use of waiting time in dispensing pharmacy. Some interesting suggestions for improvement and new services were also obtained.

Toda, Takeshi; Chen, Poa-Min; Ozaki, Shinya; Ideguchi, Naoko; Miyaki, Tomoko; Nanbu, Keiko; Ikeda, Keiko

135

The Effect of Response Cards on Participation and Weekly Quiz Scores of University Students Enrolled in Introductory Psychology Courses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Increasing student participation in college classrooms is an overlooked yet socially valid endeavor. The present study attempted\\u000a to increase student participation, accuracy of responding, and weekly quiz scores, by incorporating student response-cards.\\u000a Measures of social validity were also addressed. One hundred twenty university students in two sections of an introductory\\u000a course served as participants. An augmented incomplete ABA reversal design

Michael C. Clayton; Camille Woodard

2007-01-01

136

On-line Homework\\/Quiz\\/Exam applet: Freely available Java software for evaluating performance on line  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Homework\\/Quiz\\/Exam applet is a freely available Java program that can be used to evaluate student performance on line\\u000a for any content authored by a teacher. It has database connectivity so that student scores are automatically recorded. It\\u000a allows several different types of questions. Each question can be linked to images and detailed story problems. Three levels\\u000a of feedback are

Oakley E. Gordon; Thomas E. Malloy

2002-01-01

137

Representational Format, Student Choice, and Problem Solving in Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Student problem-solving ability appears to be tied to the representational format of the problem (math, pictorial, graphical, verbal). In a study of a 367-student algebra-based physics class, we examine student problem solving ability on homework problems given in four different representational formats, with problems as close to isomorphic as possible. In addition, we examine students' capacity for assessing their own representational competence by giving follow-up quizzes in which the students can choose between various problem formats. We report student performance and consider factors that may influence their ability or choices. As a control, part of the class was assigned a random-format follow-up quiz where students received quiz formats at random. We find that there are statistically significant performance differences between isomorphic problems. We also find that allowing students to choose which representational format they use improves student performance under some circumstances and degrades it in others.

Kohl, Patrick B.; Finkelstein, Noah D.

2010-01-18

138

The case for assessable in-class team-based learning  

Microsoft Academic Search

In-class assessable team-based learning aims to motivate students to do pre-class reading and participate in- class via team quizzes. Pre-class preparation allows teachers to address learning gaps using individual quizzes, while team quizzes promote peer interaction and active learning. The pilot project replicated Michaelsen's approach with the aim of improving learning in diverse student cohorts with minimal impact on staff

Mark Freeman; Steve Clark; Lucy Taylor

139

How Is Raynaud's Diagnosed?  

MedlinePLUS

... Causes Who Is at Risk Signs & Symptoms Diagnosis Treatments Living With Clinical Trials Links Related Topics Atherosclerosis Vasculitis Pulmonary Hypertension Related Media Videos Widgets Quizzes ...

140

Increasing Active Student Responding in a University Applied Behavior Analysis Course: The Effect of Daily Assessment and Response Cards on End of Week Quiz Scores  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The study compared the effects of daily assessment and response cards on average weekly quiz scores in an introduction to applied behavior analysis course. An alternating treatments design (Kazdin 1982, "Single-case research designs." New York: Oxford University Press; Cooper et al. 2007, "Applied behavior analysis." Upper Saddle River:…

Malanga, Paul R.; Sweeney, William J.

2008-01-01

141

What do students do when asked to diagnose their mistakes? Does it help them? I. An atypical quiz context  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

“Self-diagnosis tasks” are aimed at fostering diagnostic behavior by explicitly requiring students to present diagnosis as part of the activity of reviewing their problem solutions. Recitation groups in an introductory physics class of about 200 college students were distributed into a control group and three intervention groups in which different levels of guidance were provided for performing self-diagnosis activities. We investigated how well students self-diagnose their solutions in the different interventions and examined the effect of students’ self-diagnosis on subsequent problem solving in the different intervention groups. We found that in the context of an atypical quiz, while external support altered the self-diagnosis performance, the self-diagnosis score was not correlated with subsequent problem-solving performance on a transfer problem. We discuss possible explanations for our findings.

Yerushalmi, Edit; Cohen, Elisheva; Mason, Andrew; Singh, Chandralekha

2012-12-01

142

Using the primary literature in an allied health microbiology course.  

PubMed

A strategy was adapted for using the primary literature to foster active learning in an allied health microbiology course. Recent journal articles were selected that underscored the fundamental microbiological principles to be learned in each course unit. At the beginning of the semester, students were taught the relationship between the layout of scientific articles and the scientific method. During the rest of the semester, students were oriented to the topic of each paper by viewing videos from Unseen Life on Earth: an Introduction to Microbiology, reading assigned pages from the text, and participating in mini-lectures and discussions. After all preparatory material was completed, a paper was read and discussed in small groups and as a class. Students were assessed using daily reading quizzes and end-of-unit concept quizzes. While reading quizzes averaged approximately 93%, concept quiz grades averaged approximately 82%. Student recognition of the terms used in each unit's scientific article was assessed with pre-read and post-read wordlists. For the self-assessment, the percent change between pre-read and post-read word cognition was, as expected, highly significant. Approximately 80% of students agreed that reading the scientific articles was a valuable part of the class and that it provided meaning to their study of microbiology. Using the primary scientific literature facilitated active learning in and out of the classroom. This study showed that introducing the scientific literature in an allied health microbiology class can be an effective way of teaching microbiology by providing meaning through the current literature and understanding of the scientific method. PMID:23653551

Breakwell, Donald P

2003-05-01

143

The Second Look Series  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Second Look series is a self-review and evaluation tool for persons who are about to take a histology quiz or exam. Histology (the study of the microscopic anatomy of cells and tissues of plants and animals) is a complex subject, but this fine resource is a concise way to review the important material. Developed as part of the University of Michigan's OpenCourseWare initiative, the materials here include helpful handouts, lectures, and short quizzes that address cell biology, the peripheral nervous system, and other related topics. There are over 27 separate resources here, and along with the actual lectures and handouts there are answer keys for the quizzes as well. Visitors can download each file separately, or they can use the Download All Materials tab to take in all the materials at once. Additionally, a set of links on the left-hand side of the page leads to additional resources in the broad field of the medical sciences, including study guides to drug receptor interactions and an influenza encyclopedia.

2013-02-19

144

Why Cramming Doesn't Work  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Most college instructors probably are not about to start giving the daily quizzes that some researchers recommend to improve learning, so students might want to try testing themselves when they study on their own. But there's a catch: When people study with flashcards, by far the most common method of self-quizzing, they're notoriously bad at…

Glenn, David

2007-01-01

145

Is the Tail Wagging the Dog? An Analysis of Accelerated Reader and the Influence of Reading Rewards on Learning and Library Media Centers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Accelerated Reader (AR) is a computerized reading reward program by Renaissance Learning Inc. (RLI) that offers schools management software with computer quizzes of books identified by reading level (RL) and assigned points in order for children to read books, take quizzes, and earn points. Schools or teachers decide whether to offer prizes in…

McCarthy, Cheryl A.

2003-01-01

146

A Statistical Process Control Approach to Homework Assignments (or, Practicing What We Preach).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a process in which problems randomly selected from assigned homework sets are used as quizzes. Students take the quizzes seriously because advance knowledge makes their studying effective. Grading is simplified and the motivation for low effort in homework completion is removed. (SK)|

Miller, Janis L.

1996-01-01

147

Programmed achievement using a within-class control  

Microsoft Academic Search

College students operated under different contingencies in the same classroom. The Programmed Achievement (PA) condition required students to evidence criterion performance (100% mastery) on 12 Chapter quizzes. Failure to evidence mastery performance on any of the quizzes resulted in the loss of a letter grade off the final course grade. The control condition involved a more traditional college classroom structure

John M. Knight; Jack R. Nation

1978-01-01

148

Psychology: Teacher Supplement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This supplement provides teachers with tests, quizzes, answers to questions in the text, and general teaching information for using the student text, "Psychology," by Rebecca Stark. Quizzes included are on the topics of human development; the nervous system; the brain; cognitive development; sensation and perception; conditioning; learning;…

Stark, Rebecca

149

Increasing Active Student Responding in a University Applied Behavior Analysis Course: The Effect of Daily Assessment and Response Cards on End of Week Quiz Scores  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study compared the effects of daily assessment and response cards on average weekly quiz scores in an introduction to\\u000a applied behavior analysis course. An alternating treatments design (Kazdin 1982, Single-case research designs. New York: Oxford University Press; Cooper et al. 2007, Applied behavior analysis. Upper Saddle River: Merrill\\/Prentice Hall) was used to analyze the effects of response cards and daily

Paul R. Malanga; William J. Sweeney

2008-01-01

150

What do students do when asked to diagnose their mistakes? Does it help them? II. A more typical quiz context  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

“Self-diagnosis tasks” aim at fostering students’ learning in an examination context by requiring students to present diagnoses of their solutions to quiz problems. We examined the relationship between students’ learning from self-diagnosis and the typicality of the problem situation. Four recitation groups in an introductory physics class (˜200 students) were divided into a control group and three intervention groups in which different levels of guidance were provided to aid students in their performance of self-diagnosis activities. The self-diagnosis task was administered twice, first in an atypical problem situation and then in a typical one. In a companion paper we reported our findings in the context of an atypical problem situation. Here we report our findings in the context of a typical problem situation and discuss the effect of problem typicality on students’ self-diagnosis performance and subsequent success in solving transfer problems. We show that the self-diagnosis score was correlated with subsequent problem-solving performance only in the context of a typical problem situation, and only when textbooks and notebooks were the sole means of guidance available to the students for assisting them with diagnosis.

Yerushalmi, Edit; Cohen, Elisheva; Mason, Andrew; Singh, Chandralekha

2012-12-01

151

Practical Money Skills for Life  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

For educators, parents and students to practice better money management for life. Available online or in a binder format, the free classroom curriculum consists of a teacher's guide, student worksheets and quizzes. Teacher's Guide lessons cover topics such as What is Money?, Allowances and Spending Plans, Saving and Investing, Comparison Shopping, The Art of Budgeting, The Influence of Advertising, and Consumer Awareness. Interactive brain-teasers available online or on CD-ROM include the Smart Money Quiz Show, Money Management Intelligence, Road Trip to Savings, and Cash Puzzler, which gives young children practice in recognizing dollar bills and has quick facts about the people featured on each bill. The Banking Tutor features a debit/ATM cards primer, a glossary of banking terms, and Interactive Statements, online tutorials on writing checks, reading bank statements, reviewing credit reports, and more. Some additional resources available in Spanish.

2007-04-12

152

STEM Planet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

STEM Planet is a well designed website that is aimed at students of all levels and ages. The site is comprised of "employees of the National Network of Digital Schools (NNDS), a non-profit developer of the Lincoln Interactive online curriculum." These employees believe that students "succeed when their educational program offers a wide variety of learning opportunities." Visitors to the site will find that the learning opportunities consist of DIY experiments, discussion topics, polls, quizzes and activities. Some examples include making a homemade battery, origami engineering, taking a quiz on space phenomena, and exploring quantum mechanics. Visitors can join and comment on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math "discussions" by simply registering on the site. Those only interested in reading the comments made in the forums under the discussion tab need not register. The "Experts" tab allows visitors to see all the great minds behind STEM Planet, including an extremely bright 14 year old.

2012-02-07

153

Collaborative Testing  

PubMed Central

Purpose: With increased focus on student preparation for high-stakes licensure exams, there is more interest in alternate forms of content delivery and assessment. This interest has focused on factors within the learning environment that may impact student's course performance and program progress. In this project, the impact of the method of group determination (random assignment vs. student selection) on student performance in a neuroanatomy course within a collaborative testing environment is examined. Methods: The course performance of two cohorts (cohort one: randomized grouping = 80; cohort two: student-selected grouping = 82) were compared. All students completed weekly quizzes within collaborative groups, while completing unit exams individually. The mean sum of both the quiz scores and examination scores were compared. Results: While the two groups differed (Wilks' lambda = 0.211; F = 53.541; df = 10,143; p < .05), no pattern was evident among the assessments (ie, one group did not differ significantly on all quizzes or examinations). In overall quiz performance, the randomized groupings scored significantly higher than the student-selected groups (F = 112.252; df = 1152; p < .05) while no difference was noted relative to overall exam scores (F = 2.672; df = 1152; p > .05). Conclusions: While the collaborative testing paradigm has been shown to be a valuable learning tool, no differences are apparent in the course performance between students in randomly assigned groups compared to those in student-selected groups. The very nature of random groups may have encouraged students to be proficient in all of the material, whereas students who were allowed to choose their groups may have divided the material among themselves and not become individually proficient in all concepts.

Nafziger, Rita; Meseke, Jamie K.; Meseke, Christopher A.

2011-01-01

154

Vygotskian-based grouping: Utilizing the zone of proximal development in a chemistry laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A large portion of any science major's curriculum utilizes laboratories. Many of these laboratories now incorporate cooperative learning as a result of studies attesting to its beneficial effects. However, little attention has been given to the composition of those groups, specifically at post-secondary education institutes. We have therefore investigated the effectiveness of a grouping technique based on the theories of L. S. Vygotsky and his construct of the zone of proximal development (ZPD) in the context of an undergraduate general chemistry laboratory course at The University of Texas at Austin. All students were responsible for the completion of a short, 11 question, pre-quiz. Depending on their respective classes, students were grouped either according to the ZPD-scheme, based on pre-quiz scores, or randomly, regardless of pre-quiz score. Achievement of the students in each of the two groups was compared in order to determine grouping effectiveness. This study was carried out for 3 semesters (spring 2003, spring 2004, and fall 2004) under two different instructors. Overall, results indicate that grouping according to the ZPD-scheme revealed higher student achievement versus random grouping. Moreover, students scoring low and average on pre-quizzes benefited far more from this grouping method than higher scoring students. The protocol for implementing this grouping scheme is straightforward and is discussed in detail.

Briggle, Justin David

155

Teen Diabetes Quiz Answers  

MedlinePLUS

... after dinner instead of watching TV and playing video games, or put on a CD and dance. Going for a walk on the weekend or swimming at the beach in the summer are great additions to your daily physical activity. Answer: ...

156

Interactive Sleep Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... sleepy during the day, you may have a sleep disorder. Opening the car window or turning the radio up will keep the drowsy driver awake. Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder marked by "sleep attacks." ...

157

Sickle Cell Disease Quiz  

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... Sickle Cell Disease is one of the most common genetic diseases in the United States. Sickle cell disease affects about 70,000 to 100,000 Americans. Test Your Knowledge... 1. True or False: Only African Americans get ...

158

Quiz: Those Frustrating Fractions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This blog page proposes five questions about fraction operations that cause students difficulty. Procedures for calculating with fractions can seem inconsistent and counterintuitive; understanding them requires a conceptual understanding of the meaning of fractions and operations.

Denise

2007-10-16

159

Cerebral Palsy (CP) Quiz  

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... is. He or she still wants a high quality of life and parents of kids with cerebral palsy want ... FoodCORE Got Mice? Know Hepatitis B Secondhand Smoke TB & Corrections Data ... Stages & Populations Travelers' Health Workplace Safety & Health Features ...

160

RadQuiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Dr. Naveed Ahmad, this website brings together hundreds of high-quality resources for people interested in learning more about the world of radiology. On the homepage, visitors are presented with a list of topical areas, including Career Center, Online Books, Rad Organizations, and half a dozen others. The Online Books area is a good place to start, as it contains nine different textbooks created by a range of institutions, including medical publishing houses and universities. Further along, the Recommended Reading List includes helpful works on topics like diagnostic imaging, radiology procedures, and so on. The site also contains sections that focus on certain physiological regions of the body, such as the chest and the brain.

Ahmad, Naveed, M.D.

2012-08-03

161

Healthy Men - Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... Based Decisionmaking Improving Primary Care Practice Resources Quality & Patient Safety Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) Patient Safety Measure Tools & Resources Pharmacy Health Literacy Center Surveys ...

162

Skin Allergy Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... itchy. Question 10 Can I get tested for food or medication allergy? Yes No Yes: Your local allergist can do a skin prick test or blood test to find out if you are allergic to several foods and drugs. You answered questions correctly. Learn more ...

163

Ovarian Cancer Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... show(); mce_jQuery('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').html(msg); } } } catch(e){ mce_jQuery('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').show(); mce_jQuery('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').html(msg); } } } Help patients and their caregivers know that they ...

164

Child Rights Information Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Established in 1995 and based in London, the Children's Rights Information Network (CRIN) uses the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as their inspiration. Visitors unfamiliar with the reasons for the need for a group that advocates for the rights of children should check out the "Issues" tab. The CRIN Quiz section is a good place for visitors to learn about some of the specifics of children's rights in various countries, such as the "African Committee on the Rights and the Welfare of the Child" from 15/03/2010 and "Child Rights and the United States" from 05/11/2008. There are quizzes on some specific issues that involve children, such as "Child Slavery" from 28/03/2007 and "Quiz on Children Affected by Armed Conflict" from 24/11/2006. The "Information By Country", which can be accessed on the left hand side of the homepage, features International Law, National Law, and Regional Law related to the country, as well as the "Latest Resources", which include such valuable guides as the "Human Rights Watch: Global Report 2010".

165

Effects of single sex lab groups on physics self-efficacy, behavior, and academic performance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between the gender composition of a laboratory group and student behaviors, self-efficacy, and quiz performance, within the college physics laboratory. A student population was chosen and subdivided into two groups, which were assigned either same-sex or coed laboratory teams while executing identical laboratory activities and instruction. Assessments were carried out prior to instruction, during the course, and at the end of one semester worth of instruction and laboratory activities. Students were assessed in three areas: behaviors exhibited during laboratory activities, self-efficacy, and scores on laboratory quizzes. Analyses considered the differences in outcomes after a single semester of physics laboratories that differed only in team gender organization. The results indicated that there were no statistically significant differences in behavior variable, self-efficacy or laboratory quiz scores between same sex teams and coed teams. There were also no statistically significant differences between genders, and no interaction effect present. In a post-hoc analysis of the individual behaviors data, it was noted that there is present a practical difference in the individual behaviors exhibited by males and females. This difference implies a difference in how males and females successfully engage in the laboratory activities.

Hunt, Gary L.

166

Student representational competence and self-assessment when solving physics problems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Student success in solving physics problems is related to the representational format of the problem. We study student representational competence in two large-lecture algebra-based introductory university physics courses with approximately 600 participants total. We examined student performance on homework problems given in four different representational formats (mathematical, pictorial, graphical, verbal), with problem statements as close to isomorphic as possible. In addition to the homeworks, we examine students’ assessment of representations by providing follow-up quizzes in which they chose between various problem formats. As a control, some parts of the classes were assigned a random-format follow-up quiz. We find that there are statistically significant performance differences between different representations of nearly isomorphic statements of quiz and homework problems. We also find that allowing students to choose which representational format they use improves student performance under some circumstances and degrades it in others. Notably, one of the two courses studied shows much greater performance differences between the groups that received a choice of format and those that did not, and we consider possible causes. Overall, we observe that student representational competence is tied to both micro- and macrolevel features of the task and environment.

Kohl, Patrick B.; Finkelstein, Noah D.

2005-12-01

167

Student representational competence and self-assessment when solving physics problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Student success in solving physics problems is related to the representational format of the problem. We study student representational competence in two large-lecture algebra-based introductory university physics courses with approximately 600 participants total. We examined student performance on homework problems given in four different representational formats (mathematical, pictorial, graphical, verbal), with problem statements as close to isomorphic as possible. In addition to the homeworks, we examine studentsâ assessment of representations by providing follow-up quizzes in which they chose between various problem formats. As a control, some parts of the classes were assigned a random-format follow-up quiz. We find that there are statistically significant performance differences between different representations of nearly isomorphic statements of quiz and homework problems. We also find that allowing students to choose which representational format they use improves student performance under some circumstances and degrades it in others. Notably, one of the two courses studied shows much greater performance differences between the groups that received a choice of format and those that did not, and we consider possible causes. Overall, we observe that student representational competence is tied to both micro- and macrolevel features of the task and environment.

Kohl, Patrick B.; Finkelstein, Noah D.

2007-11-19

168

Alliance for Aging Research  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Founded in 1986, to "promote medical and behavioral research into the aging process", the Washington D.C.-based Alliance for Aging Research has a website that covers many different "Topics". Visitors can explore general topics, such as "Caregiving", "Longevity", "Medical Innovation", and "Policy", as well as "Focus Areas". The focus areas include "Access to Breakthroughs", "Drug Development", "Persistent Pain" and "Vision Loss". On the homepage visitors can take "Surveys & Quizzes", like "Understanding Persistent Pain" and "Valve Disease Quiz - How Much Do You Know?" Related to the valve disease quiz is the recent podcast of a valve surgery patient, who discusses the symptoms she felt that resulted in her recent visit to the doctor, how she was diagnosed, her growing knowledge of the surgical procedure, and how she felt after surgery. Visitors can find that podcast and others, at the "Media" link near the bottom of the homepage. Also in the "Media" link, visitors can find videos, such as "Will Science Cure Aging?", and a rich archive of videos and podcasts.

169

Adventures in Exercise Physiology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The author altered the format of an exercise physiology course from traditional lecture to emphasizing daily reading quizzes and group problem-solving activities. The SALGains evaluation was used to compare the two approaches and significant improvements

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen A.

2004-09-01

170

How Is Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Treated?  

MedlinePLUS

... Blood Clotting Deep Vein Thrombosis Stroke Heart Attack Blood Transfusion Related Media Videos Widgets Quizzes Send a link ... emergency treatment in a hospital. Treatment may include blood transfusions , medicines, and oxygen therapy . (Oxygen is given through ...

171

Getting a Second Medical Opinion  

MedlinePLUS

... Cardiac Rehab Questions for Your Healthcare Professional The Smart Searcher: An Online Guide to Medical Advice Tracking Your Numbers Just Got Easier Healthy Heart Quizzes Consumer Health Care • Home • Health Insurance Information • Your Healthcare Team • Questions to ...

172

High Blood Pressure and Metabolic Syndrome  

MedlinePLUS

... Blood Pressure Pulmonary Hypertension Metabolic Syndrome BP vs. Heart Rate BP Quizzes Myths About High Blood Pressure Your ... Warning Signs of a Heart Attack 7 Target Heart Rates 8 Good vs. Bad Cholesterol 9 Types of ...

173

General Healthcare Maintenance of IBD  

MedlinePLUS

... IBD Learn about IBD treatments, diet, complications, and quality of life through videos, interactive quizzes, and more on the ... sdisease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of those affected. Get Involved Attend an Event ...

174

CyberBridge  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CyberBridge, a website from Harvard University, features tutorials and quizzes that teach concepts from AP Biology and AP Chemistry that are fundamental to success in introductory college or university life sciences courses.

Ernie Chang (Harvard University;Life Sciences); Amanda Simons (Harvard University;Life Sciences); Akiko Okusu (Harvard University;Life Sciences); Tara Mann (Harvard University;Life Sciences); Evan Lau (Harvard University;Life Sciences); Nancy Huang (Harvard University;Life Sciences)

2010-05-27

175

Living with and Managing Asthma  

MedlinePLUS Videos and Cool Tools

... NHLBI Entire Site NHLBI Entire Site 1 Health Topics 2 News & Resources 3 Intramural Research 4 Home » Health Information for the Public » Health Topics » Videos Related Media Videos Widgets Quizzes Living With ...

176

Fads versus Reality: Knowing Your Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Indicates the responsibilities of teachers in understanding the student learning process and focuses on some tools that identify student learning styles such as quizzes, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and Multiple Intelligences. (YDS)|

Holliday, William G.

2000-01-01

177

Numbers : Handling data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These tutorials for elementary and middle school students provide the basic facts in three areas: graphs and charts, understanding averages, and probability. Each area includes factsheets that explain key concepts in simple terms, plus practice sheets and quizzes.

2008-02-20

178

Coolmath.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website offers arithmatic practice, games, geometry lessons, graphing, algebra and even trigonometry and calculus. The problems and quizzes provide instant feedback. There are also sections for parents and teachers with educational tips and ideas.

2002-06-10

179

Cardiac CT  

MedlinePLUS

... Calcium Scan Coronary Heart Disease Heart Attack Aneurysm Pulmonary Embolism Related Media Videos Widgets Quizzes Send a link ... cause pain and may be life threatening. A pulmonary embolism (PE). A PE is a sudden blockage in ...

180

Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome  

MedlinePLUS

... Related Topics Stroke Heart Attack Deep Vein Thrombosis Pulmonary Embolism Thrombocytopenia Related Media Videos Widgets Quizzes Send a ... damage, deep vein thrombosis (throm-BO-sis), and pulmonary embolism (PULL-mun-ary EM-bo-lizm). APS also ...

181

Idea Bank: Practice Makes Perfect  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

New science teachers face a daunting task. They must rapidly learn how to put together notes, find interesting demos, present challenging labs, provide appropriate homework, write tests and quizzes, stay organized, and find a balance between home and scho

Warren, Diane; Crowley, Janice

2002-09-01

182

EPA Student Center: Fun Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here are links to EPA and non-EPA activities to help students learn more about the environment. Topics covered include solid waste, recycling, pollution, and UV radiation. Activities include on-line quizzes, puzzles, games, interactive books, and more.

183

Whiz Kid Activity Packet.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This publication presents an assorted agricultural research-oriented student quizzes and activities for use in middle- or high school classrooms, student clubs, or other events. The topics are science in your shopping cart; using the old bean; amber waves...

1998-01-01

184

Butterflies in the Stomach  

MedlinePLUS

... That Help Feelings Q&A Movies & More Quizzes Games Kids' Medical Dictionary En Español What Other Kids ... might get before a test or an important game. An imaginative writer created the phrase to describe ...

185

MAST: Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop Semiconductor Module  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) module on Semiconductors covers fundamental scientific principles of materials through web pages, videos, glossaries, low-cost laboratory experiments, and quizzes. Keywords: conductors, insulators, electronic materials, p-n junctions.

2011-10-03

186

A Study on User Perception of Personality-Based Recommender Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Our previous research indicates that using personality quizzes is a viable and promising way to build user profiles to recommend\\u000a entertainment products. Based on these findings, our current research further investigates the feasibility of using personality\\u000a quizzes to build user profiles not only for an active user but also his or her friends. We first propose a general method\\u000a that

Rong Hu; Pearl Pu

2010-01-01

187

zeroBio  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Elliott Kimmel may have created zeroBio for the students of London, Ontario's Central Secondary School, but high school biology students anywhere would benefit tremendously from a visit to this extensive collection of biology learning resources. In addition to functioning as an online biology textbook, zeroBio offers dissection photos for a number of specimens, multimedia presentations, self-quizzing flashcards for organic chemistry, downloadable worksheets, interactive quizzes, games, puzzles, and more.

2000-01-01

188

Molecular Models for Biochemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Carnegie Mellon University website uses Chime and RasMol images to provide students with many biochemistry tutorials and quizzes. Intended as a supplement to a standard biochemistry text, users can find numerous 3-D images of small molecules, amino acids, protein structures, and much more. The website offers extensive viewing suggestions and tutorials on Chime and RasMol. With countless interactive materials and quizzes, biochemistry students can find the help they need at this extraordinary website.

189

Evaluation of Consumer Understanding of Different Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, 2010-2011  

PubMed Central

Introduction Governments throughout the world are using or considering various front-of-package (FOP) food labeling systems to provide nutrition information to consumers. Our web-based study tested consumer understanding of different FOP labeling systems. Methods Adult participants (N = 480) were randomized to 1 of 5 groups to evaluate FOP labels: 1) no label; 2) multiple traffic light (MTL); 3) MTL plus daily caloric requirement icon (MTL+caloric intake); 4) traffic light with specific nutrients to limit based on food category (TL+SNL); or 5) the Choices logo. Total percentage correct quiz scores were created reflecting participants’ ability to select the healthier of 2 foods and estimate amounts of saturated fat, sugar, and sodium in foods. Participants also rated products on taste, healthfulness, and how likely they were to purchase the product. Quiz scores and product perceptions were compared with 1-way analysis of variance followed by post-hoc Tukey tests. Results The MTL+caloric intake group (mean [standard deviation], 73.3% [6.9%]) and Choices group (72.5% [13.2%]) significantly outperformed the no label group (67.8% [10.3%]) and the TL+SNL group (65.8% [7.3%]) in selecting the more healthful product on the healthier product quiz. The MTL and MTL+caloric intake groups achieved average scores of more than 90% on the saturated fat, sugar, and sodium quizzes, which were significantly better than the no label and Choices group average scores, which were between 34% and 47%. Conclusion An MTL+caloric intake label and the Choices symbol hold promise as FOP labeling systems and require further testing in different environments and population subgroups.

Bragg, Marie A.; Seamans, Marissa J.; Mechulan, Regine L.; Novak, Nicole; Brownell, Kelly D.

2012-01-01

190

Get Smart about Drugs: Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

DEA - Get Smart About Drugs - A Resource for Parents from the DEA Email Page Print Page Font Size Contact Us Home Drugs & Other Substances Related Topics DEA Publications DEA in the Community Community Education Help Drugs & Other Substances Drug ...

191

Pregnancy Know-How Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... Women's Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health ... Women's Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health ...

192

Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (also called EIB) is a narrowing of the airways that makes it hard to ... have some narrowing of the airways when they exercise. Some patients will only have narrowing of the ...

193

Face the Fats Quiz 2  

MedlinePLUS

Do you know your fats by heart? Ready to make informed choices about the foods you eat? From fish to French fries to fried chicken, test your knowledge about the fats in some familiar foods. Welcome to Face the ...

194

Take the HIV Wellness Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... Types of Blood Pressure Medications 10 All About Heart Rate (Pulse) *Red Dress ™ DHHS, Go Red ™ AHA ; National Wear Red Day® is a registered trademark. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

195

Testing the ecological validity of teacher-provided versus student-generated postquestions in reading college science text  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study compared the achievement of high- and low-reading-ability students in two classes of a one-semester introductory college biology course after they either received and used teacher-provided questions posed at various taxonomic levels on textual reading assigned over a five-week period (Group 1) or learned via training to generate and use their own questions at the identical taxonomic levels based on the same text over the same period of time (Group 2). Independent variables included (a) form of questioning (teacher provided and self-generated), (b) reading ability (low and high), and (c) question type (referent, literal, interpretive, inferential, and self-critical). Dependent variables included scores from weekly quizzes and from a summative examination. Results indicated that (a) training students to generate and answer their own questions based on text reading had a favorable effect on their midrange (weekly quiz) performance; (b) relative to long-range (summative exam) performance, training students to generate and answer their own questions based on study reading was no more efficacious than providing students with questions based on the same text; and (c) teacher-provided questions at the literal level facilitated the acquisition of intended and incidental discrimination material better than teacher-provided questions at any other taxonomic level.

Pearson, Joseph Adam

196

Learning clinical neurophysiology: gaming is better than lectures.  

PubMed

We sought to find evidence for generalizability of a game and team oriented educational intervention in clinical neurophysiology in a neurology residency program. A prospective educational intervention was studied in a single neurology residency program and compared with a historical control. Seventeen PGY 2-4 residents studied neurophysiology in 2004-2005. The historical control was 20 PGY 2-4 residents from 1998 to 2002. The neurophysiology educational intervention consisted of weekly presentations, followed by a game show-type oral quiz which was team-based and required all residents to participate. The control group attended faculty-prepared didactic lectures. Outcome measures were percent correct subset neurophysiology Residency Inservice Training Examination scores. United States Medical Licensing Examination step 1 scores were also compared between the groups. Data were analyzed with analysis of variance methods accounting for multiple measurements. The mean+/-standard error neurophysiology subset percent correct Residency Inservice Training Examination score was 63.6+/-4.12 for the intervention group and 49.4+/-2.35 for the control (P=0.002). There was no difference in United States Medical Licensing Examination step 1 scores between the two groups (P=0.11). We found evidence for generalizability of the effectiveness of a team-oriented educational intervention in clinical neurophysiology with gaming and oral quizzing in improving subset Residency Inservice Training Examination performance compared with faculty prepared didactics. PMID:18469726

Schuh, Lori; Burdette, David E; Schultz, Lonni; Silver, Brian

2008-06-01

197

Sea & Ships: Explore online  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The National Maritime Museum (NMM) in England notes that its goal is "working to illustrate for everyone the importance of the sea, ships, time and the stars and their relationship with people." There is so much to explore in the "Sea and Ships" portion of the NMM website, but a great way to see everything it has to offer is by using the "Sea and Ships Directory" at the bottom of the homepage. It divides the material up by "Subjects", "People", "Collections", "Online Galleries", and "Games and Interactives". Visitors interested in lessons about the ocean that come in the form of games, quizzes and stories, should definitely check out the "Your Ocean" link from the "Games and Interactives". The "Your Waste" lesson gives visitors the opportunity to test their skills at "managing an oil spill clean-up operation", in the game "Oil Crisis!" Keeping waste to a minimum is what the quiz "Pollution Solutions" addresses, and is also on the "Your Waste" page. Other lessons include "Your Energy", "Your Stuff" and "Your Climate".

198

Cyberschoolbus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Online since the heady boom days of the Internet back in 1996, the United Nations Cyberschoolbus is part of a broader mission to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. The overall mission of the project is "to provide exceptional educational resources (both online and in print) to students growing up in a world undergoing increased globalization." The site is quite a success, as students have access to country profiles, a well-written introduction to the history and work of the United Nations, and some fun quizzes (such as the one on national flags) and the Urban Fact Game, which is a creative on-line quiz about cities and their populations. Teachers are well-served by the site as well, as it includes helpful curriculums such as those on racial discrimination and age-appropriate briefing papers. Interested teachers may want to sign up to review content for the site, as they will receive free materials for their own classroom if they do so.

199

Learning Vocabulary Can Be Fun  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

More and more classrooms are utilizing a number of online Internet sites to supplement traditional classroom instruction, and this recently released website produced by Jacob Richman may be a welcome addition to the growing number of materials publicly available. Designed for younger students, the site includes four educational activities, including a word search, quizzes, hangman, and a match game. In the word game, visitors can choose their skill level, then pick a set of themed words to be included in the game, such as birds or colors. In the match game, visitors can start by reviewing each thematic set of cards, which feature a voice that also says the name of the item featured on each card. Once again, visitors can elect to pick their skill level and so on. Finally the quiz allows visitors to select from different sets of questions, such as those about opposites and synonyms and queries about the animal kingdom. Overall, this site serves as a nice adjunct to classroom learning activities for preschool or younger elementary school students.

Richman, Jacob

200

National Geographic: Environment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Environment section of the National Geographic website has so many photos, quizzes, blogs, games and news to learn from and enjoy, that visitors will probably have to make a number of return visits. For those with only a little time, visitors absolutely must check out the link "News Blog: Greatest Nature Photos" under the "Environment News" heading near the top of the page. There visitors will see several of the 40 greatest nature photos that were chosen by a conservation photography organization in celebration of Earth Day 2010. "Test your Earth IQ" quizzes on backyard birds, Yosemite, pollution, natural disasters, and going green will keep visitors plenty busy, and the quizzes are also a great way to learn something new. The "NG in the Field" section reports on the grantees of National Geographic grants. Some of the projects include, "Big Cats Initiatives", "Blue Holes Project", and "Quintana Roo Underwater Cave Project."

2010-05-14

201

A Receptor-Grounded Approach to Teaching Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drug Chemistry and Structure-Activity Relationships  

PubMed Central

Objective To describe a receptor-based approach to promote learning about nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) chemistry, structure-activity relationships, and therapeutic decision-making. Design Three lessons on cyclooxygenase (COX) and NSAID chemistry, and NSAID therapeutic utility, were developed using text-based resources and primary medicinal chemistry and pharmacy practice literature. Learning tools were developed to assist students in content mastery. Assessment Student learning was evaluated via performance on quizzes and examinations that measured understanding of COX and NSAID chemistry, and the application of that knowledge to therapeutic problem solving. Conclusion Student performance on NSAID-focused quizzes and examinations documented the success of this approach.

2009-01-01

202

Does the mind map learning strategy facilitate information retrieval and critical thinking in medical students?  

PubMed Central

Background A learning strategy underutilized in medical education is mind mapping. Mind maps are multi-sensory tools that may help medical students organize, integrate, and retain information. Recent work suggests that using mind mapping as a note-taking strategy facilitates critical thinking. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a relationship existed between mind mapping and critical thinking, as measured by the Health Sciences Reasoning Test (HSRT), and whether a relationship existed between mind mapping and recall of domain-based information. Methods In this quasi-experimental study, 131 first-year medical students were randomly assigned to a standard note-taking (SNT) group or mind map (MM) group during orientation. Subjects were given a demographic survey and pre-HSRT. They were then given an unfamiliar text passage, a pre-quiz based upon the passage, and a 30-minute break, during which time subjects in the MM group were given a presentation on mind mapping. After the break, subjects were given the same passage and wrote notes based on their group (SNT or MM) assignment. A post-quiz based upon the passage was administered, followed by a post-HSRT. Differences in mean pre- and post-quiz scores between groups were analyzed using independent samples t-tests, whereas differences in mean pre- and post-HSRT total scores and subscores between groups were analyzed using ANOVA. Mind map depth was assessed using the Mind Map Assessment Rubric (MMAR). Results There were no significant differences in mean scores on both the pre- and post-quizzes between note-taking groups. And, no significant differences were found between pre- and post-HSRT mean total scores and subscores. Conclusions Although mind mapping was not found to increase short-term recall of domain-based information or critical thinking compared to SNT, a brief introduction to mind mapping allowed novice MM subjects to perform similarly to SNT subjects. This demonstrates that medical students using mind maps can successfully retrieve information in the short term, and does not put them at a disadvantage compared to SNT students. Future studies should explore longitudinal effects of mind-map proficiency training on both short- and long-term information retrieval and critical thinking.

2010-01-01

203

Who Lives on the Other Side of that Boundary: A Model of Geographic Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As a geography educator, it is hard to miss geography's bad rap. There is no shortage of stories and quizzes that show just how bad Americans are at geography and, by implication, how bad geography teachers are. What the public means when they say Americans don't know geography is that people cannot pinpoint countries/states on a map, cannot name…

Schmidt, Sandra J.

2011-01-01

204

Effects of Active Learning Variants on Student Performance and Learning Perceptions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to examine the relative impacts of three different models of learning (collaborative learning, traditional lecturing and process-oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL)) on student performance and learning perceptions. In a controlled case study, we measured the learning outcomes of 57 undergraduates in a chemistry course taught by the different learning modules, using quizzes and exams as performance measures.

Abdi-Rizak Mohamed

2008-01-01

205

Everglades National Park Including Biscayne National Park. Activity Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Intended to help elementary school children learn about the resources of the Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, this activity book includes information, puzzles, games, and quizzes. The booklet deals with concepts related to: (1) the seasons; (2) fire ecology; (3) water; (4) fish; (5) mammals; (6) mosquitos; (7) birds; (8) venomous snakes;…

Ruehrwein, Dick

206

How Are Asbestos-Related Lung Diseases Treated?  

MedlinePLUS

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207

A Computer-Based Self-Diagnosis Program for Distance Learners.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a computer-based self-diagnosis study aid designed to assist adult student distance learners prepare for exams by providing practice exams, short quizzes on specific assignments, and feedback on student performances. Student characteristics, performance, and attitudes are examined; and future possibilities are considered. (Contains five…

Ingram, Albert L.

1994-01-01

208

Construction and Evaluation of Animated Teachable Agents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article describes the design decisions, technical approach, and evaluation of the animation and interface components for an agent-based system that allows learners to learn by teaching. Students learn by teaching an animated agent using a visual representation. The agent can answer questions about what she has been taught and take quizzes.…

Bodenheimer, Bobby; Williams, Betsy; Kramer, Mattie Ruth; Viswanath, Karun; Balachandran, Ramya; Belynne, Kadira; Biswas, Gautam

2009-01-01

209

Mr. Martini's Classroom - Math Practice  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mr. Martini's Classroom is designed to give elementary-school students the opportunity to practice and reinforce math skills online. The whole spectrum of K-8 math topics is covered - multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, geometry, pre-algebra, and kids math facts. Online tools include math flash cards and self-correcting quick quizzes. There are also printable math worksheets.

210

Learning Style under Two Web-Based Study Conditions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A sample of 48 college students prepared for in-class examinations using two web-based study conditions. The A condition used web-based study groups and the B condition used web-based quizzes. The Index of Learning Styles positioned students on four dimensions of learning style (active-reflective, visual-verbal, sequential-global, and…

Johnson, Genevieve Marie

2007-01-01

211

HI-TIE: The University, the High School, and Engineering  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes four years experience at Colorado State University with courses introducing high school students to engineering, including a Fortran IV computer programming course in which tapings of actual campus classroom sessions, supplemented with homework assignments, class roles, quizzes, and examinations were used. Benefits of the transitional…

Ward, Robert C.; Maxwell, Lee M.

1975-01-01

212

The CASTLE Toolkit: Computer Assisted Teaching and Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The CASTLE toolkit is an on-line authoring tool that allows course tutors and managers to quickly create interactive quizzes for use on the web without any prior knowledge of HTML, cgi, or similar scripting languages.. There are tips on how to write tests, and examples of good practices for test and question design.

Culwick, Matt

213

JavaScript: Convenient Interactivity for the Class Web Page.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper shows how JavaScript can be used within HTML pages to add interactive review sessions and quizzes incorporating graphics and sound files. JavaScript has the advantage of providing basic interactive functions without the use of separate software applications and players. Because it can be part of a standard HTML page, it is…

Gray, Patricia

214

Challenges and Opportunities for Testing Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Information for Educators on Creating Test Equity. Test Equity Considerations: Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|For most students, test taking is a challenge. For students who are deaf or hard of hearing, classroom quizzes, tests, and exams are even more challenging. Standardized tests--The SAT, ACT, state proficiency tests, No Child Left Behind annual tests, and psychoeducational evaluations--present additional challenges for students who are deaf or hard…

PEPNet-West, 2010

2010-01-01

215

Design and Evaluation of an Integrated Online Motion Control Training Package  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The aim of this paper is to present an integrated Internet-based package for teaching the fundamentals of motion control by using a wide range of resources: theory, videos, simulators, games, quizzes, and a remote lab. The package is aimed at automation technicians, pupils at vocational schools and students taking an introductory course in…

Buiu, C.

2009-01-01

216

Accelerated Reader[TM]. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Accelerated Reader"[TM] is a guided reading intervention used to supplement regular reading instruction in K-12 classrooms. Its aim is to improve students' reading skills through reading practice and quizzes on the books students read. The "Accelerated Reader"[TM] program calls for students to select and read a book and then take a computerized…

What Works Clearinghouse, 2010

2010-01-01

217

Exploring Students' Conceptions of Density: Assessing Nonmajors' Understanding of Physics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Employing action research in a large-enrollment university-level physical science class, the author assessed students' understanding of density with short answer pop quizzes. The result was that the more opportunities the students had to test, explore, and discuss the concept of density, the greater understanding they demonstrated of the subject.

Roach, Linda E.

2006-10-09

218

Real time interactive lecture delivery system  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Real Time Interactive Lecture Delivery System (RTILDS) project is motivated by the need to increase students' interaction with the lecturer in real time during a lecture. The completed system comprises of a website that maintains profiles of lecturers and lecture material (presentations, quizzes, student feedback, etc.). When the system is used at a lecture hall, the lecturers are allowed

W Ishara Udeshika Cooray; D M Pathmasiri Abhayawickrama; Roshan G Ragel

2010-01-01

219

Progressive Inquiry Learning Object Templates (PILOT)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In most cases digital learning objects are used for individual learning (reading, looking, playing, quizzes) or by teachers in their class-room or online teaching (presentations). In PILOT project we argue that learning objects should be designed and presented in a special way in order to promote truly social constructivist learning. The project…

Poldoja, Hans; Leinonen, Teemu; Valjataga, Terje; Ellonen, Antti; Priha, Marjo

2006-01-01

220

Clickers, Student Engagement and Performance in an Introductory Economics Course: a Cautionary Tale  

Microsoft Academic Search

We examine whether clickers affect learning in an introductory economics course when introduced on a limited 'quizzing' basis in a traditional lecture course. Based on early and end of semester surveys, we assess whether clickers are associated with changes in student course performance or changes in student engagement. Using an education production function that controls for student GPA, etc., we

Marianne Johnson; Denise Robson

2008-01-01

221

Asynchronous Assessment in a Large Lecture Marketing Course  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Asynchronous assessment, which includes quizzes or exams online or outside class, offers marketing educators an opportunity to make more efficient use of class time and to enhance students' learning experiences by giving them more flexibility and choice in their assessment environment. In this paper, we examine the performance difference between…

Downey, W. Scott; Schetzsle, Stacey

2012-01-01

222

Kentucky Consumer & Homemaking Education. Appendix for Curriculum Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As the appendix for a series of curriculum guides for consumer and homemaking education on the secondary level in Kentucky, this booklet contains instructional activities for classroom use in conjunction with the units in the comprehensive curriculum guides. Included are games, puzzles, skits, quizzes, survey forms, checklists, and review sheets…

Bishop, Helen; And Others

223

Student Withdrawals in Personalized and Lecture/Discussion Courses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Student withdrawals were compared to course completers in two variants of a contingency-managed lecture (CML) course and a personalized instruction (PI) course. Within both CML sections, withdrawals performed 10-25% worse on unit quizzes and 20-30% worse on review exams than did peers who completed the course. Within PI, withdrawals had a retake…

Semb, George, And Others

224

Academic procrastination: Frequency and cognitive-behavioral correlates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigated the frequency of 342 college students' procrastination on academic tasks and the reasons for procrastination behavior. A high percentage of Ss reported problems with procrastination on several specific academic tasks. Self-reported procrastination was positively correlated with the number of self-paced quizzes Ss took late in the semester and with participation in an experimental session offered late in the semester.

Laura J. Solomon; Esther D. Rothblum

1984-01-01

225

Integrating Synchronous and Asynchronous Internet Distributed Education for Maximum Effectiveness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Distributed education delivered via the Internet is a growing practice, with most institutions offering at least course websites and many expanding to full course offerings and even degree offerings. There are two schools of thought with regard to delivery mode; the larger group has focused on asynchronous delivery, accessible at any time via webpages and interactive tutorials and quizzes, while

J. Mark Pullen

2006-01-01

226

BBC Science and Nature: Prehistoric Life  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Devised as part of their general Science and Nature website, this British Broadcasting Company (BBC) site offers a number of educational resources on prehistoric life. There are picture galleries, games and quizzes, links to the latest finds and theories, and information about current and classic television and radio series about prehistoric life.

227

Plasticity: The Online Learning Environment's Potential to Support Varied Learning Styles and Approaches  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: "I can't do online learning". This is a surprisingly common response from professional postgraduate students who have a narrow view of what online learning might comprise. Images of screen-gazing at mega-bytes of text or childish multi-choice quizzes on CD-ROMs have encouraged strange reactionary responses from many otherwise engaged…

Greener, Susan L.

2010-01-01

228

Yale University Anatomy Clinic  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website provides a range of learning opportunities for medical students to test their skills in regards to various medical techniques/procedures. The site is organized by anatomical region and for each activity objectives, procedures, associated labs, quizzes and immediate feedback are provided.

2008-01-01

229

Design and Evaluation of an Integrated Online Motion Control Training Package  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this paper is to present an integrated Internet-based package for teaching the fundamentals of motion control by using a wide range of resources: theory, videos, simulators, games, quizzes, and a remote lab. The package is aimed at automation technicians, pupils at vocational schools and students taking an introductory course in…

Buiu, C.

2009-01-01

230

A Rubric for Assessing a Student's Ability to Use the Light Microscope  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|All teachers do assessments. Biology teachers, by grading exams, quizzes, papers, and lab reports, assess mostly "knowledge." An important part of being a modern biologist, however, is the ability to perform certain technical or manual skills (known in the trade as "techniques") such as running gels, pipetting, recording from excitable cells with…

Fitch, Greg K.

2007-01-01

231

Leading Learning in Our Times  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Important tools that schools need to support a 21st century approach to teaching and learning include the usual suspects: the Internet, pen and paper, cell phones, educational games, tests and quizzes, good teachers, caring communities, educational funding, and loving parents. All of these items and more contribute to a 21st century education,…

Trilling, Bernie

2010-01-01

232

Forgetting to Remember Important Course Information: Instructors' Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The notion of forgetting implies that important information once learned and accessible can no longer be retrieved and remembered. Although college students do not need to recall everything, they frequently have some trouble remembering what they need to know when taking quizzes and examinations (exams), and when giving oral presentations. This…

Lei, Simon; Donoso, Denise; Foutz, Kara; Lasorsa, Meghann; Oliver, Sherry

2011-01-01

233

Improving Oral Communication Skills of Students in Food Science Courses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Communication activities about food evaluation were incorporated into food preparation courses. Oral reports replaced quizzes and an oral presentation replaced the final exam. A rubric was developed to help students evaluate ingredient functions, procedures, techniques, temperatures, and sensory evaluation. Oral report scores, self-evaluations,…

Reitmeier, C. A.; Svendsen, L. K.; Vrchota, D. A.

2004-01-01

234

A Context-Based Strategy for Teaching Vocabulary  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Students in Deanna L. Nelson's high school classroom study vocabulary gradually over a period of time. Students begin by collecting words from readings and listing them on a designated whiteboard. They prepare practice quizzes to exchange with peers and engage in frequent vocabulary discussions that emphasize recognition of context clues and…

Nelson, Deanna L.

2008-01-01

235

You are Pregnant! Food for Two. Workbook 3.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This workbook is designed for use by girls enrolled in special classes for pregnant minors in high school. Through experiments and quizzes, it teaches the girls about food values, balanced meals, calories, and nutrition; and instructs the girls, through examples, what they should and should not eat to keep themselves healthy throughout their…

Dohrmann, Harriet

236

Graphing Data  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Bar Graphs and Pie Charts Students will practice graphing data on bar graphs and pie charts using quizzes and games. Students will also practice interpreting data given information. Watch this video to refresh your memory. Video Today

Johnston, Miss

2011-04-06

237

The High-Stakes Test Mess  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Tests are a natural part of education, from the quizzes, essays, and classroom tests that teachers have traditionally administered to the high-stakes tests that states use to make decisions about graduation, promotion, and school funding and governance. In this article, the author stresses the need to learn the unintended consequences of…

Goldberg, Mark F.

2004-01-01

238

Testing the Information Technology Continuance Model on a Mandatory SMS-Based Student Response System  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper reports a 2-month longitudinal study on a mandatory Short Message Service-based student response system that enabled students to take classroom quizzes using their mobile phones to register responses. students' perceptions on usefulness and their attitude toward the system were measured twice: once before they used the system and again…

Lin, Julian; Rivera-Sanchez, Milagros

2012-01-01

239

Enhancing the Lecture: Revitalizing the Traditional Format.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The traditional lecture format of college courses can be enhanced by including active learning designed to further course goals of learning knowledge, developing skills, or fostering attitudes. Techniques suggested include using pauses, short writing periods, think-pair-share activities, formative quizzes, lecture summaries, and several assessment…

Bonwell, Charles C.

1996-01-01

240

Student Response Systems in the College Classroom: An Investigation of Short-Term, Intermediate, and Long-Term Recall of Facts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The effects of student response system (SRS) use during lecture-style instruction on short-term, intermediate, and long-term retention of facts was investigated in an undergraduate teacher preparation course. Participants were undergraduate students enrolled in a special education initial certification program. Student performance on quizzes and…

Blood, Erika

2012-01-01

241

A Blended Learning Lecture Delivery Model for Large and Diverse Undergraduate Cohorts  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A blended learning model was developed to enhance lecture delivery in a large, diverse introductory psychology unit, introducing the use of an online, personalized learning system for lecture preparation and using lecture time to extend students' understanding. Changes to the assessment included diagnostic, formative and summative online quizzes.…

McKenzie, Wendy A.; Perini, Eloise; Rohlf, Vanessa; Toukhsati, Samia; Conduit, Russell; Sanson, Gordon

2013-01-01

242

Alternative Delivery Systems for the Computer-Aided Instruction Study Management System (CAISMS).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Computer-Assisted Instruction Study Management System (CAISMS) was developed and implemented on the PLATO system to monitor and guide student study of text materials. It administers assignments, gives quizzes, and automatically keeps track of a student's progress. This report describes CAISMS and several hypothetical implementations of CAISMS…

Nievergelt, Jurg; And Others

243

Achieving inclusion through CLAD: Collaborative Learning Assessment through Dialogue  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study measures the effectiveness of Collaborative Learning Assessment through Dialogue (CLAD) on reading achievement in inclusive classrooms in the USA. The CLAD process involved students collaboratively completing multiple?choice quizzes, using dialogue and critical thinking to reach consensus and receiving immediate feedback on their responses. The procedure was implemented in three third?grade classrooms (n = 30) in a midwestern elementary

E. Frank Fitch; Kathleen M. Hulgin

2008-01-01

244

Are You a Conscious Consumer?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article is a chapter from a book titled "Rock Writing," which emphasizes writing skills for gifted students. It focuses on consumer education with examples from language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Included are quizzes, open-ended problems, puns, advertising euphemisms, comparison pricing exercises, research problems, and…

Trede, Mildred

1990-01-01

245

Teaching computer graphics in secondary education: building a model program for computer graphics background: adding to the partnership academies model  

Microsoft Academic Search

boarding characters, and designing environments. Students were introduced to the UI elements of Maya 7.0 which can be overwhelming to beginners, and then were assigned projects in Getting Started in Maya. Through trial and error, I found students worked best in pairs helping each other read through extensive material and new vocabulary. Quizzes were given after four weeks of introducing

Linda Neuhaus

2008-01-01

246

Astronomy 122: Birth and Death of Stars  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website provides materials for a complete introductory astronomy course. Under the lecture heading, students and teachers are provided with pictures, cartoons, and textual information on topics like: matter, energy, gravity, telescopes, stellar astronomy, the interstellar medium, and compact objects. This website also provides quizzes and links to other resources on the Internet.

Schombert, Jim

2004-07-14

247

Textbook Technology Supplements: What are They Good for?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Technology supplements to college textbooks, such as self-guided quizzes and exercises available over the Internet, have become commonplace. The current study examined student perceptions regarding the utility of technology supplements that accompanied a public speaking fundamentals textbook. At semester's end, students reported the supplements…

Sellnow, Deanna D.; Child, Jeffrey T.; Ahlfeldt, Stephanie L.

2005-01-01

248

Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary is a collection of interactive animations, eLessons, video clips and quizzes. They cover topics in plant genetics, biotechnology, soil science, weed science and target audiences from high school to undergraduate and graduate students. They are also used in life long learning trainings. Teachers or self-paced learners utilize these peer-reviewed materials.

2009-06-09

249

Approach to Learning and Assessment in Physics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objectives of this exploratory study were to determine: (1) the approach to learning of physics students (N=142) at John Abbott College (Quebec, Canada) as determined by the Study Process Questionnaire; (2) the intellectual demands of quizzes, tests, and final exams in physics using a scheme derived from Bloom's taxonomy; and (3) the…

Dickie, Leslie

250

Gendered Responses to Online Homework Use in General Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Online homework assignments have been shown to enhance student performance. Our research on gendered responses to these assignments adds new and useful information. We investigated differences between male and female students' responses to online homework in large-enrollment general chemistry courses. Replacing in class quizzes with online…

Richards-Babb, Michelle; Jackson, Jennifer Kasi

2011-01-01

251

Testing the testing effect in the classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Laboratory studies show that taking a test on studied material promotes subsequent learning and retention of that material on a final test (termed the testing effect). Educational research has virtually ignored testing as a technique to improve classroom learning. We investigated the testing effect in a college course. Students took weekly quizzes followed by multiple choice criterial tests (unit tests

Mark A. McDaniel; Janis L. Anderson; Mary H. Derbish; Nova Morrisette

2007-01-01

252

Evaluation of Computer-Assisted Instruction in Principles of Economics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Assesses the effectiveness of supplementary Web-based materials and activities in traditional introductory college economics courses. Results suggest that faculty should focus more on developing self-test quizzes and effective bulletin board discussion projects as opposed to generating online content related to text or lecture notes. (Author/LRW)|

Coates, Dennis; Humphreys, Brad R.

2001-01-01

253

Phases of the Moon  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site contains a series of visualizations of the sun, moon and Earth System and how they relate to the changing face of the moon. Animations are in the form of Java applets, forms for field observation of the moon, and a collection of exercises and PDF versions of background material. There are practice questions and quizzes that discuss the animations.

2011-03-29

254

From Cloud to Mobile: Drawing down Big Info into Little Apps  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|With the release of Google's App Inventor for Android, though still officially in beta, the company sought to make app development "simple but powerful" so that teachers could create study tips and quizzes, anyone could create geographic information systems (GIS) to help people find their way to some destination, and people could communicate over…

Herther, Nancy K.

2011-01-01

255

Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This worktext guides film and video students through a series of practical exercises, quizzes, and projects designed to help reinforce skills learned through applied lighting situations. The book is organized in three parts. The first part contains four chapters devoted to basic concepts: (1) "The Visible Spectrum"; (2) "Film and Exposure"; (3)…

Ferncase, Richard K.

256

IKLAN TELEVISI DALAM PERSEPSI KOMUNIKAN  

Microsoft Academic Search

Private televisions have taken a role in the fast growing of advertising world in Indonesia. The ascent of the private televisions with their commercial programs has shifted the position of printed and radio commercials. All programs in the television such as entertaintmen t, news, movies, quizzes, etc. are inseparable with TV commercials. Through these commercials, advertising producers and their creative

Deddi Duto Hartanto

2000-01-01

257

Basic Lighting Worktext for Film and Video.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This worktext guides film and video students through a series of practical exercises, quizzes, and projects designed to help reinforce skills learned through applied lighting situations. The book is organized in three parts. The first part contains four chapters devoted to basic concepts: (1) "The Visible Spectrum"; (2) "Film and Exposure"; (3)…

Ferncase, Richard K.

258

Networked Learning and Approaches to ICT supported Education - Collaborative Learning in a Global Setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

Online education is undoubtedly increasing in importance - not only in Europe and the USA, but in Africa and Asia as well. Since the early 1990-ies online education has transformed from distribution of information material, electronic books and online quizzes to various stages of methods and pedagogical approaches. To many academic staff netbased education still seems strange and maybe even

SILESIAN MOODLE MOOT; Bodil Ask; Sven Åke Bjørke

259

Fiscal Officer Training, 1999-2000. Participant's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This guide is intended for use by participants (college fiscal officers, business officers, bursars, loan managers, etc.) in a two-day workshop on Title IV of the reauthorized Higher Education Act. The guide includes copies of the visual displays used in the workshop, space for individual notes, sample forms, sample computer screens, quizzes, and…

Department of Education, Washington, DC.

260

Alaskan Animals. Grade 2. Anchorage School District Elementary Science Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This unit of study is designed to teach the science of wild animals to students in the primary grades. Included are a list of materials for the unit, a discussion of the use of process skills, a list of unit objectives, vocabulary, teacher background information, 13 lessons, 3 quizzes, and a unit test. Lessons are oriented toward hands-on process…

Herminghaus, Trisha, Ed.

261

Bats.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents information about bats, including definitions and descriptions of the characteristics of bats. Provides teaching activities such as "Bat and Math,""A Bat Like That,""Bat Party,""Ears in the Dark," and "The Big Bat Mystery." Contains reproducible handouts and quizzes. (TW)|

Naturescope, 1986

1986-01-01

262

Are You a Conscious Consumer?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article is a chapter from a book titled "Rock Writing," which emphasizes writing skills for gifted students. It focuses on consumer education with examples from language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Included are quizzes, open-ended problems, puns, advertising euphemisms, comparison pricing exercises, research problems, and…

Trede, Mildred

1990-01-01

263

Bats.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents information about bats, including definitions and descriptions of the characteristics of bats. Provides teaching activities such as "Bat and Math,""A Bat Like That,""Bat Party,""Ears in the Dark," and "The Big Bat Mystery." Contains reproducible handouts and quizzes. (TW)

Naturescope, 1986

1986-01-01

264

Manuals for Univariate and Multivariate Statistics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These manuals were created for clarification of the basic concepts and as a refresher for those who may have long since forgotten those basics. Note that these guides do not include lengthy examples of the applications, but do include the theories, formulae, and assumptions inherent to univariate and multivariate techniques. Multiple choice quizzes on various topics are also available.

Wendorf, Craig A.

2009-07-30

265

Varicose Veins  

MedlinePLUS

... Veins Explore Varicose Veins What Are … Related Vein Problems Causes Who Is at Risk Signs & Symptoms Diagnosis Treatments Prevention Living With Clinical Trials Links Spanish Version Related Topics Overweight and Obesity How the Heart Works Related Media Videos Widgets Quizzes Send a link to NHLBI ...

266

Taking on Multitasking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multitasking impedes learning and performance in the short-term and may affect long-term memory and retention. The implications of these findings make it critical that educators and parents impress upon students the need to focus and reduce extraneous stimuli while studying or reading. Course-based quizzes and tests can be used for more than…

Rekart, Jerome L.

2011-01-01

267

The ubiquitous umbilicus. What it can reveal about intra-abdominal disease.  

PubMed

With ready access to noninvasive methods of assessing abdominal processes, physicians may forget the first step of physical examination: observation. Physical signs, often neglected or discarded (and felt to be of importance only in trivia quizzes), can quickly direct patient examination in a cost-effective way. In this article, Dr Raymond discusses various periumbilical signs and the conditions linked to them. PMID:2405369

Raymond, P L

1990-02-01

268

A new way for surgical education — development and evaluation of a computer-based training module  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer-based training (CBT) programs teach the material of a specific field and at the same time offer various ways of objectively assessing the knowledge gained. The interactive use of multi-media components such as text, graphics, animation, sound, digital slide shows, and videos as well as quizzes can theoretically facilitate the learning process. The aim of this study was the development

A. Mehrabi; Ch Glückstein; A. Benner; B Hashemi; Ch Herfarth; F Kallinowski

2000-01-01

269

Japanese College Students' Typing Speed on Mobile Devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

In previous work on mobile learning, students used cellphones and pocket computers (PDAs) primarily to view study materials and answer quizzes. But anecdotes imply that Japanese students type faster on cellphones than on desktop PCs, suggesting that students could use mobile devices to take notes and write reports. This paper is a first quantitative investigation into the ability of Japanese

Chris Houser; Patricia Thornton

2004-01-01

270

Evaluation of Computer-Assisted Instruction in Principles of Economics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assesses the effectiveness of supplementary Web-based materials and activities in traditional introductory college economics courses. Results suggest that faculty should focus more on developing self-test quizzes and effective bulletin board discussion projects as opposed to generating online content related to text or lecture notes. (Author/LRW)

Coates, Dennis; Humphreys, Brad R.

2001-01-01

271

A COMPARISON OF SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD ENVIRONMENT TO TRADITIONAL SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Four ninth grade science classes in a rural Upstate New York school were randomly assigned to learn an introductory genetics unit for three class periods in either an online, multi-user, virtual world computer environment or in a traditional classroom setting using lecture, worksheets and model building. The groups were then reversed for a second three day trial. Quizzes were given

Catherine Norton; Margaret Corbit; Ebonie Greene; Luis Ormaechea

2008-01-01

272

Real World Interaction Oriented Edutainment using Ubiquitous Devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

We developed a real world interaction oriented edutainment (system) where students can learn through interaction with persons and objects in the real world as though it were game. This edutainment has characteristics such as (1) quizzes recorded in RFID tags attached to the objects are presented on a students' PDA and (2) persons play a role that provides hints for

Hiroyuki Mitsuhara; Hiroaki Ogata; Kazuhide Kanenishi; Yoneo Yano

2006-01-01

273

Social Security & You.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This set of materials for high school students explains the Social Security system. It consists of five lessons and an overview lesson that may be taught separately. To support the lessons, a videotape, fact sheets, student handouts, and quizzes are included. Handouts are in large print and are suitable for use as black line masters for…

Social Security Administration (DHHS), Washington, DC.

274

Mineralogy  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This undergraduate course deals with principles and concepts fundamental to understanding the physical, chemical, crystallographic and structural properties of minerals. There is a syllabus, annotated lecture schedule, list of lecture topics with assoicated links, and a set of on-line quizzes for student self assessment.

275

Testing to Enhance Retention in Human Anatomy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent work in cognitive psychology has shown that repeatedly testing one's knowledge is a powerful learning aid and provides substantial benefits for retention of the material. To apply this in a human anatomy course for medical students, 39 fill-in-the-blank quizzes of about 50 questions each, one for each region of the body, and four about the…

Logan, Jessica M.; Thompson, Andrew J.; Marshak, David W.

2011-01-01

276

Solving Differential Equations Analytically. Elementary Differential Equations. Modules and Monographs in Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications Project. UMAP Unit 335.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This unit introduces analytic solutions of ordinary differential equations. The objective is to enable the student to decide whether a given function solves a given differential equation. Examples of problems from biology and chemistry are covered. Problem sets, quizzes, and a model exam are included, and answers to all items are provided. The…

Goldston, J. W.

277

FEMA for Kids  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site, hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is dedicated to helping children understand natural disasters. It covers floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, earthquakes, wildfires, winter storms, and thunderstorms. Information is presented through stories, quizzes, photos, vocabulary, coloring pages, games, puzzles, and homework help. There is also a teacher's section with curriculum tips and resources. Links for additional information are provided.

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Gendered Responses to Online Homework Use in General Chemistry  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Online homework assignments have been shown to enhance student performance. Our research on gendered responses to these assignments adds new and useful information. We investigated differences between male and female students' responses to online homework in large-enrollment general chemistry courses. Replacing in class quizzes with online…

Richards-Babb, Michelle; Jackson, Jennifer Kasi

2011-01-01

279

Online Homework, Help or Hindrance? What Students Think and How They Perform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To improve students' retention rates in general chemistry, online homework was introduced into our curriculum. Replacing quizzes directly by online homework significantly improved (p less than 0.0005) success rates in second-term general chemistry. Attitudinal Likert survey results indicate that the majority of students completed the online…

Richards-Babb, Michelle; Drelick, Janice; Henry, Zachary; Robertson-Honecker, Jennifer

2011-01-01

280

Cooperative Learning and Enhanced Communication: Effects on Student Performance, Retention, and Attitudes in General Chemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This report discusses the retention and performance of three sections of general chemistry that utilized different levels of cooperative learning and enhanced communication. The structured cooperative section (S-coop) required that students belonged to study groups, had group homework and group quizzes and had course credit driven electronic mail. The unstructured cooperative section (U-coop) encouraged students to form optional informal groups

R. C. Dougherty; C. W. Bowen; T. Berger; W. Rees; E. K. Mellon; E. Pulliam

1995-01-01

281

Knowledge of Aging and Life Satisfaction among Older Adults  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Four hundred young-, middle-, and old-old adults responded to a battery of quizzes dealing with life satisfaction and objective aging knowledge in the physical, psychological, and social domains. Analyses incorporated domains of aging knowledge, life satisfaction, age, gender, and demographic variables. Both means difference and regression…

Davis, Neil C.; Friedrich, Douglas

2004-01-01

282

The Benefits of Formative Assessments for Teaching and Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Formative assessments are usually informal and can range from oral question-and-answer sessions in class to performance events or quizzes. Stiggens and DuFour (2009) state that teachers and schools should use formative assessments to clarify what students

Bakula, Nora

2010-09-01

283

Whole Numbers: Climbing the Hills of Math Skills. California Demonstration Mathematics Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Six sequential Basic Skill Levels (levels A through F) of a self-paced, individualized mathematics program designed to improve the achievement of junior high school students are presented in this student workbook. Each level includes a pretest, seven to 10 lessons, quizzes (checkpoints) after each fourth lesson, a posttest, and a level review…

Ontario-Montclair School District, Ontario, CA.

284

Analyzing Breadth and Depth of a Virtual Charter School's Science Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study analyzes five science courses of a United States virtual charter school. Online quizzes and exams are provided by the corporate partner, while local teachers have selected report topics, virtual labs and at-home labs for students to complete. These assessments were coded for their correlation to the cognitive levels of the revised…

Vick, Matthew

2012-01-01

285

The Influence of Attitudes about Weight  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Obesity stereotypes and anti fat attitudes influence the social behavior of middle school students according to a study presented last June at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Using a series of questionnaires and fat and thin silhouette figures, the researchers quizzed 176 boys and 141 girls between the ages…

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2005

2005-01-01

286

Get Answers: Using Student Response Systems to See Students' Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Imagine if teachers could view their students' thinking, like peeking inside a pot of cooking stew to see if it is done. Wouldn't it be nice if they could know what their students were learning, while they were teaching them? Most teachers use a variety of classroom techniques to understand what their students know and can do. Tests, quizzes,…

Johnson, David; McLeod, Scott

2005-01-01

287

SAR Aircrew--HH-3F Avionics and HH-3F Flight Preparation. ACH3AV-0442. Second Edition, Revised.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This document contains two U.S. Coast Guard self-study pamphlets that provide training in helicopter flight preparation and avionics duties. Each pamphlet consists of a number of lessons that include objectives, information illustrated with line drawings and/or photographs, and self-quizzes with answers. The avionics course covers the following…

Coast Guard Inst., Oklahoma City, OK.

288

An Evaluation of Computer-Managed Education Technology at New York City Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Computer-Managed Education Technology (COMET) program was designed to improve group instruction through the use of technological aids in the classroom. Specific objectives included: (1) improving feedback on student comprehension during a class period; (2) facilitating the administration and grading of homework and quizzes; (3) providing for…

Chitayat, Linda

289

Reading Questions in Large-Lecture Courses: Limitations and Unexpected Outcomes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As an alternative to reading quizzes, a team of biochemistry instructors implemented student reading questions (Henderson and Rosenthal 2006) as a new instructional strategy within their large-enrollment biochemistry courses. Unexpected positive outcomes of this instructional method were realized, as well as limitations of the method within this…

Offerdahl, Erika; Baldwin, Thomas; Elfring, Lisa; Vierling, Elizabeth; Ziegler, Miriam

2008-01-01

290

Society for College Science Teachers: Putting Inquiry Teaching to the Test--Enhancing Learning in College Botany  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Can you imagine a class where students cover the content with each other rather than simply listening to the professor's lecture? Can you envision students developing their own laboratory investigations and quizzing each other weekly to check for understanding? Well, that's pretty much how the major science organizations across the nation are…

Lord, Thomas; Shelly, Chad; Zimmerman, Rachel

2007-01-01

291

College cheating: Immaturity, lack of commitment, and the neutralizing attitude  

Microsoft Academic Search

Through the use of a 49-item questionnaire administered to 380 university students, we investigated student cheating on exams, quizzes, and homework assignments. More than half the students reported cheating during the academic year on at least one of the above. The purpose of this paper was to uncover fundamental factors underlying cheating behavior. Through the use of correlational and factor

Valerie J. Haines; George M. Diekhoff; Emily E. LaBeff; Robert E. Clark

1986-01-01

292

Molecular Models for Biochemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The linked pages described here have tutorials and quizzes that are based on Chime and RasMol images of the molecules and macromolecules found in biochemistry. They are intended to complement standard biochemistry texts where more explanation is provided, but where interactive 3-D images of the molecules are not available.

293

Voluntary Use of Online Study Questions as a Function of Previous Minimal Use Requirements and Learner Aptitude  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study investigates voluntary use of online study questions, the relationship of study question use to examination performance, and the relationship of aptitude to study question use following an initial phase during which students either received course points for passing mastery quizzes or for completing a designated number of study…

Grabe, Mark; Flannery, Kathryn; Christopherson, Kimberly

2008-01-01

294

Affective, Cognitive, and Behavioral Differences Between High and Low Procrastinators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examined the relation between procrastination and academically related trait measures. Self-reported procrastination was positively correlated with delay in taking self-paced quizzes and negatively correlated with grade point average. High procrastinators, particularly women, were significantly more likely to report more test anxiety and to…

Rothblum, Esther D.; And Others

1986-01-01

295

Online Homework, Help or Hindrance? What Students Think and How They Perform  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To improve students' retention rates in general chemistry, online homework was introduced into our curriculum. Replacing quizzes directly by online homework significantly improved (p less than 0.0005) success rates in second-term general chemistry. Attitudinal Likert survey results indicate that the majority of students completed the online…

Richards-Babb, Michelle; Drelick, Janice; Henry, Zachary; Robertson-Honecker, Jennifer

2011-01-01

296

Evaluating Preference for Graphic Feedback on Correct versus Incorrect Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The current study evaluated preferences of undergraduate students for graphic feedback on percentage of incorrect performance versus feedback on percentage of correct performance. A total of 108 participants were enrolled in the study and received graphic feedback on performance on 12 online quizzes. One half of participants received graphic…

Sigurdsson, Sigurdur O.; Ring, Brandon M.

2013-01-01

297

Self Directed Learning In Gross Human Anatomy: Assessment Outcomes and Student Perceptions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article explains a study comparing learning outcomes between the distance education portion of a gross anatomy course versus a lecture based course. Outcomes include qualitative (questionnaires on perceptions of course) and quantitative surveys (quizzes and exams). Suggestions on how to approach teaching distance education courses is provided.

2008-08-01

298

Library Skills for ESL Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"Library Skills for ESL Students" is a teacher's manual for a university-level course for international students offered at Southeast Missouri State University. This manual includes most things necessary to teach this course: curriculum guide, syllabus, lesson plans, tests, quizzes, and exercises. Several problem-solving exercises are included to…

Pracht, Carl Joseph

299

Assessing Teaching and Learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This collection of material, created by Robyn Wright Dunbar of Carleton College, assesses student learning. It including exams, quizzes, lab reports, homework assignments, research papers, and semester projects may leap to mind, but minute papers, informal (ungraded) presentations, class discussions, concept maps, concept tests, and many other methods.

Dunbar, Robyn W.

2009-12-30

300

Encouraging Critical Thinking  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Active learning promotes higher-level reasoning, and it can be achieved in large classes without wholesale changes in class format. Applicable methods include in-class mini-investigations, robust multiple-choice exam questions, online quizzes or review, a

Yuretich, Richard F.

2003-12-01

301

The Open Door Web Site  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Open Door Web Site is a reference source for both students and teachers containing separate sections for physics, biology, technology, history, electronics, and chemistry. Within each of these sections are tutorials, reference information, experiments, and quizzes. A separate Study Guide section provides help with writing bibliographies, and an Internet Guide links with other websites that may help students with their research.

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For Those Back Home...  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students review information learned during the past five lessons and activities of the Introduction to Engineering unit. Working in teams, they create flyers and short quizzes about various types of engineering to share with the class and collect into a "Olympic Engineering Binder" for the class to keep.

Integrated Teaching And Learning Program

303

Expanding Academic Vocabulary with an Interactive On-Line Database  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|University students used a set of existing and purpose-built on-line tools for vocabulary learning in an experimental ESL course. The resources included concordance, dictionary, cloze-builder, hypertext, and a database with interactive self-quizzing feature (all freely available at www.lextutor.ca). The vocabulary targeted for learning consisted…

Horst, Marlise; Cobb, Tom; Nicolae, Ioana

2005-01-01

304

Improved Student Achievement Using Personalized Online Homework for a Course in Material and Energy Balances  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Personalized, online homework was used to supplement textbook homework, quizzes, and exams for one section of a course in material and energy balances. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that students using personalized, online homework earned better grades in the course. The online homework system asks the same questions of…

Liberatore, Matthew W.

2011-01-01

305

An innovative approach to asynchronous learning using Mallard: application of Java applets in a freshman course  

Microsoft Academic Search

The goals of the authors' work have been to enhance the learning environment of their students and to increase the productivity of faculty by freeing them from the drudgery of grading homework and quizzes, as well as the time required to record and compute grades. They have achieved these goals by means of the highly interactive World Wide Web (WWW)-based

C. R. Graham; T. N. Trick

1997-01-01

306

Response Cards in the Elementary School Classroom: Effects on Student and Teacher Behavior  

Microsoft Academic Search

Previous research has examined the effects of response card use at various grades levels including elementary, middle, high school, and community college. These studies provide convincing evidence that incorporating response cards into group instruction helps improve learning outcomes. However, the majority of these studies focused solely on learning outcomes, typically assessed through the administration of tests and\\/or quizzes. The present

Shannon McKallip-Moss

2006-01-01

307

Students' Common Misconceptions on Basic Mathematics Skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated high school students’ misconceptions on basic mathematics skills, and how these misconceptions influenced their higher-level skills over the course of an Algebra unit. This research was conducted in an urban classroom in Illinois, within four Algebra II classes and one Geometry class. Students took five mastery quizzes to assess their basic mathematics skills over the course of

BrittanyGonio; Nillas

2012-01-01

308

Achieving Balance in Reading Assessment  

Microsoft Academic Search

his is an era of great promise and great challenge for reading assessment. Our evolving knowledge of reading and reading assessment helps us conceptualize students' reading growth and determine appropriate assessments to measure and describe that growth. An array of reading assessment materials and procedures, including teacher questioning, performance assessment, portfolio assessment, checklists, reading inventories, and quizzes and tests, can

309

Formative Assessment Probes: With a Purpose  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The first thing that comes to mind for many teachers when they think of assessment is testing, quizzes, performance tasks, and other summative forms used for grading purposes. Such assessment practices represent only a fraction of the kinds of assessment that occur on an ongoing basis in an effective science classroom. Formative assessment is a…

Keeley, Page

2011-01-01

310

Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancers Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... its first issue in March 2011. The journal was created by the Society for Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. You can learn more about cancer literature in PubMed , a database maintained by the National ...

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Web-based Homework and Quiz Systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Mastering Physics is a Socratic tutor designed to help students learn introductory physics. The tutor poses problems and then comments specifically on about 1/2 of all wrong answers, even though most responses demanded are analytic expressions. Students can request hints (some of which are sub-problems), and work through the list of hint titles at random. In a typical problem there are 10 round trip interactions between tutor and student, raising the percentage of students who get the answer from ˜60% on the first try to over 90% after tutoring. This is Mastery Learning where student time and effort are increased to achieve learning rather than the grade decreased to indicate that the learning is incomplete. Mastering Physics is also a homework administration system that aids the instructor in preparing an assignment by indicating (in the problem library) the difficulty and duration of each problem and of the overall assignment. At MIT doing Mastering Physics has been shown to correlate much better than written homework or going to recitation with scoring better on the final exam in May than that student did on the final in December (which is why the student was repeating the course in the spring). At Arizona State, Mastering Physics increased the class' normalized gain on the Force Concept Inventory from 21% to 40% the year it was introduced.

Pritchard, David

2005-05-01

312

Can You Recognize a Heart Attack? Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... Diabetes Prevention & Treatment of Diabetes Diabetes Tools & Resources Heart Attack About Heart Attacks Warning Signs of a Heart Attack Understand Your Risk of Heart Attack Symptoms & Diagnosis ...

313

Photo Quiz. Reaction After Smallpox Vaccination.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A 31-year-old woman presented with a 12-hour history of pain, tenderness, swelling, and erythema over her left anterior chest wall nine days after receiving a primary smallpox vaccination. As instructed, she kept the site loosely covered with dry gauze an...

M. R. J Kortepeter

2006-01-01

314

What Was His Name? A Historical Quiz  

PubMed Central

In this paper, the reader is given a number of clues as to the identity of a country doctor who made unique contributions to medicine and science which still affect our daily practice and living. The paper also hints at our current responsibility to provide some foundation to the presently termed specialty of family practice.

Livingston, Michael

1980-01-01

315

Tobacco Addiction: 'Why Do I Smoke?' Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... things you may miss when you stop. Most people smoke for different reasons at different times. Reasons for ... without even being aware of it. ___ G. I smoke when people around me are smoking. ___ H. I smoke to ...

316

One Quiz File, Several Modes of Delivery  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report offers online course designers, particularly those keen on using Moodle CMSs, a means of diversifying accessibility to their educational materials via multiple modes of delivery that do not require the creation of numerous files and formats for just one activity. The author has made contributions to the development of an open source…

Herbert, John C.

2012-01-01

317

Methods and Strategies: The Science Beliefs Quiz  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science misconceptions--we all have them. It doesn't matter whether you are a science teacher, an elementary student, a parent, or someone earning an advanced degree in science. This article counters those common misconceptions with science belief activities.

Barman, Charles R.; Miller, Dolores; Stein, Mary; Haley, Michelle

2006-03-01

318

A Laboratory Exercise Demonstrating the Limited Circumstances in which the Cerebral Cortex is Engaged in Over Ground Locomotion  

PubMed Central

For neuroscience, memorable demonstrations of principles in action are crucial. Neural control of walking is particularly difficult to understand because the interaction of the cerebral cortex with a central pattern generator (CPG) makes the mode of control context-dependent. Beginning students tend to consider corticospinal control the basis of all movement, so they may not distinguish the limited circumstances in which the cerebral cortex bypasses the CPG to control leg movements directly for walking. The demonstration described here is designed to show that cortical involvement in normal walking is minimal unless visual control of foot placement is required. Cortical involvement in motor control is assessed by probing for spare attention while a student volunteer performs three different tasks: sitting, walking down a hallway, and walking through an obstacle course. Simple math quizzes with 20 oral questions are the probes. The class observes the demonstration and discusses the results. To evaluate learning, a multiple-choice question was administered two months after the demonstration, as well as 14 months later to cohorts from the previous year’s class. The demonstration succeeded: quiz scores were similar for sitting and level walking, but lower for the obstacle course. Two months later, 86% of students correctly answered the multiple choice question; 42% of the previous year’s cohorts answered correctly after 14 months. The demonstration shows that the cortex is engaged by walking through an obstacle course, not walking on a flat indoor surface. Initially, most students learned this distinction well, but after a year, many reverted to the idea that the corticospinal tract controls details of leg movements during walking. Thus this result emphasizes the need for review of advanced concepts. Overall, the experience was fun and could easily fit into basic or clinical neuroscience courses.

Buford, John A.

2005-01-01

319

An Electrifying Quiz! Constructing a Printed-Circuit Board Quiz Game  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Laptop computers, cell phones and the Apple iPod all contain transistors, IC chips, capacitors, and other electronic components. To the general public--and especially students in upper elementary and middle school grades--these components are most often very mysterious items. Yet, it is at elementary and middle school levels that scientists and…

Calhoun, Michael J.

2005-01-01

320

Multimodal representation contributes to the complex development of science literacy in a college biology class  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study is an investigation into the science literacy of college genetics students who were given a modified curriculum to address specific teaching and learning problems from a previous class. This study arose out of an interest by the professor and researcher to determine how well students in the class Human Genetics in the 21st Century responded to a reorganized curriculum to address misconceptions that were prevalent after direct instruction in the previous year's class. One of the components to the revised curriculum was the addition of a multimodal representation requirement as part of their normal writing assignments. How well students performed in these writing assignments and the relationship they had to student learning the rest of the class formed the principle research interest of this study. Improving science literacy has been a consistent goal of science educators and policy makers for over 50 years (DeBoer, 2000). This study uses the conceptualization of Norris and Phillips (2003) in which science literacy can be organized into both the fundamental sense (reading and writing) and the derived sense (experience and knowledge) of science literacy. The fundamental sense of science literacy was investigated in the students' ability to understand and use multimodal representations as part of their homework writing assignments. The derived sense of science literacy was investigated in how well students were able to apply their previous learning to class assessments found in quizzes and exams. This study uses a mixed-methods correlational design to investigate the relationship that existed between students' writing assignment experiences connected to multimodal representations and their academic performance in classroom assessments. Multimodal representations are pervasive in science literature and communication. These are the figures, diagrams, tables, pictures, mathematical equations, and any other form of content in which scientists and science educators are communicating ideas and concepts to their audience with more than simple text. A focused holistic rubric was designed in this study to score how well students in this class were able to incorporate aspects of multimodality into their writing assignments. Using these scores and factors within the rubric (ex. Number of original modes created) they were correlated with classroom performance scores to determine the strength and direction of the relationship. Classroom observations of lectures and discussion sections along with personal interviews with students and teaching assistants aided the interpretation of the results. The results from the study were surprisingly complex to interpret given the background of literature which suggested a strong relationship between multimodal representations and science learning (Lemke, 2000). There were significant positive correlations between student multimodal representations and quiz scores but not exam scores. This study was also confounded by significant differences between sections at the beginning of the study which may have led to learning effects later. The dissimilarity between the tasks of writing during their homework and working on exams may be the reason for no significant correlations with exams. The power to interpret these results was limited by the number of the participants, the number of modal experiences by the students, and the operationalization of multimodal knowledge through the holistic rubric. These results do show that a relationship does exist between the similar tasks within science writing and quizzes. Students may also gain derived science literacy benefits from modal experiences on distal tasks in exams as well. This study shows that there is still much more research to be known about the interconnectedness of multimodal representational knowledge and use to the development of science literacy.

Bennett, William Drew

321

Integration of Problem-based Learning and Innovative Technology Into a Self-Care Course.  

PubMed

Objective. To assess the integration of problem-based learning and technology into a self-care course. Design. Problem-based learning (PBL) activities were developed and implemented in place of lectures in a self-care course. Students used technology, such as computer-generated virtual patients and iPads, during the PBL sessions. Assessments. Students' scores on post-case quizzes were higher than on pre-case quizzes used to assess baseline knowledge. Student satisfaction with problem-based learning and the use of technology in the course remained consistent throughout the semester. Conclusion. Integrating problem-based learning and technology into a self-care course enabled students to become active learners. PMID:23966730

McFalls, Marsha

2013-08-12

322

National PTA Common Sense  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US National Parents and Teachers Association, in conjunction with GTE Corporation, furnishes this site, an information hub for the promotion of drug- and alcohol-free children. Presently, the site is divided into three sections of both serious and fun activities. The Parent's Center consists of interactive quizzes and tip sheets related to developing drug awareness, being a role model, and getting involved in your kids' activities. Visitors to the Family Room will find activities to help kids with their self-esteem, as well as teach them drug-awareness. Family games, quizzes, and cartoons are also available. Help and Hotlines points to organizations that can provide further support and information (links are provided), as well as books and videos. Finally, the site includes an interactive poll, several bulletin boards (registration required), and information for PTA leaders, highlighted by a library of resources to help spread the common sense message.

323

Using response cards to increase student participation in an elementary classroom  

PubMed Central

The use of response cards during large-group social studies instruction was evaluated in a fourth-grade classroom. The experiment consisted of two conditions, hand raising and write-on response cards, alternated in an ABAB design. During baseline, the teacher called upon 1 student who had raised his or her hand in response to the teacher's question. During the response-card condition, each student in the class was provided with a white laminated board on which to write one- or two-word answers in response to each question asked by the teacher. Rate of active student response during instruction was much higher with response cards than with hand raising. Most students scored higher on daily quizzes following sessions in which response cards were used than they did on quizzes that followed hand-raising sessions. Response cards were preferred over hand raising by 19 of the 20 students in the class.

Narayan, Janani S.; Heward, William L.; Gardner, Ralph; Courson, Frances H.; Omness, Christine K.

1990-01-01

324

ESL computer games  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Here are some fun websites that will engage English language learners in learning Enlglish through fun activities, games, quizzes, trivia, etc. on the computer. I have used these websites with the students I teach and they LOVE it. They really look forward to going to the computer lab and engaging in the learning. I have found that they use English to talk about the games together. It has been highlyl effective. ESL computer games Word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more. beginning/intermediate esl This site was designed to meet the particular needs of my first-year recent immigrant students. The majority of links and activities are appropriate for students whose English ability ranges from entry-level to intermediate. This is a multimedia learning site. ...

Peterson, Miss

2006-11-15

325

Breast ultrasound elastography.  

PubMed

Elastography is a newly emerging study of interest that can be especially helpful when used as an adjunct to conventional B-mode ultrasound in evaluating breast lesions. It is estimated that 80% of breast lesions currently biopsied prove to be benign. Reducing that percentage is advantageous to both patients and the imaging community. The specificity of conventional ultrasound when added to a mammography work-up needs improvement. Adding elastography may improve specificity. This Directed Reading describes different acoustic techniques used to obtain an elastogram and evaluation of scoring procedures. Major technique differences exist in imaging the elastic properties of tissue. This article is a Directed Reading. Your access to Directed Reading quizzes for continuing education credit is determined by your continuing education preference. For access to other quizzes, go to www.asrt.org/store. PMID:21406711

Baldwin, Pat

326

Computer Science Teachers Association  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Computers Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is a professional organization that helps teachers in the field learn about professional development opportunities, along with offering them the opportunity to network. This section of then CSTA's website provides access to over a dozen helpful resources, including an instructional video and a college selection website. First-time visitors should check out the Quizzes with a Theme. Here they will find a set of computer science themed quizzes developed by Professor Bruce Maxwell of Colby College. Also, the CS Unplugged Videos area is quite a bit of fun. The videos here include a one-hour computer science show in which students encounter many concepts from computer science, along with short clips of activities that can be used in the classroom. Additionally, the site includes a selection of computer games designed for young women and a link to resources promoting excitement about computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.

327

Integration of Problem-based Learning and Innovative Technology Into a Self-Care Course  

PubMed Central

Objective. To assess the integration of problem-based learning and technology into a self-care course. Design. Problem-based learning (PBL) activities were developed and implemented in place of lectures in a self-care course. Students used technology, such as computer-generated virtual patients and iPads, during the PBL sessions. Assessments. Students’ scores on post-case quizzes were higher than on pre-case quizzes used to assess baseline knowledge. Student satisfaction with problem-based learning and the use of technology in the course remained consistent throughout the semester. Conclusion. Integrating problem-based learning and technology into a self-care course enabled students to become active learners.

2013-01-01

328

Financial Players, Inc.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Digital Media Group created the Financial Players Center to increase, motivate, and support user investment knowledge. Tools on site include present and future payment calculators to assess financial goals, a glossary of terms, financial quizzes, and a time value money (TVM) trivia question of the week. A "teach me" center also provides personal finance lessons divided into basic, intermediate, and advanced levels for the developing financial mind.

329

Web Adventures: Explore Science One Game at a Time  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Web Adventures offers a series of problem-based learning adventure games that engages the player in various science related roles, with two primary educational goals: 1) Increase students' science knowledge through interactive games, and 2) Inspire science related careers through games. This collection also includes hands-on activities such as quizzes, activities, and mission logs. In addition, the MedMyst series offers a magazine for helping students to reinforce reading and writing skills.

2011-07-18

330

Integrated Earth Systems: Confronting Global Change  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is the course syllabus for a geography course taught at Ohio State University. The course is designed to provide a basic understanding of both natural and human caused climate change. Lectures explore the issues surrounding recent climate change and the role of human activities in shaping the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the environment that sustains life on Earth. Links to the class homepage, tutorials and quizzes from the textbook, and a list of course topics are also included.

Mosley-Thompson, Ellen; University, Ohio S.

331

BrainPOP Jr.: Math  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Animated features and activities providing mathematics instruction and homework help for younger students (K-3). Each animation is accompanied by quizzes, games, vocabulary, and other activities. Topics include addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, how to use a calendar, how to count and use money, fractions, how to make measurements, and many others. Movies, animations, and activities available via paid subscription; 5-day free trial is offered. Site offers free lesson-plan ideas.

332

The Brain Connection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Scientific Learning Corporation maintains the Brain Connection, a Web site "dedicated to providing accessible, high-quality information about how the brain works and how people learn." This extensive site has descriptions, pictures, animations, puzzles, quizzes and much more on nearly every aspect of the human brain. Everyone from kids to adults will find hours of interesting and fun exploration at this well-constructed Web site.

2008-11-13

333

World Wildlife Federation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A comprehensive website concerning wildlife issues all over the planet. Available in over a dozen languages, site features an abundance of information including habitat conservation science, endangered species, exotic places, aquaculture, climate change, advocacy, and much more. Also includes information on getting involved, specifically, volunteer and donation opportunities, consumer action, and membership travel programs. Fun and games section features online quizzes, games, and e-cards.

334

Student Attitudes, Satisfaction, and Learning in a Collaborative Testing Environment*  

PubMed Central

Introduction: This study examined the effect of collaborative testing on student learning, attitude toward testing, and course satisfaction at a chiropractic college. Methods: The study compared testing performance between two cohorts of students taking an advanced neuroanatomy course: a control group (n = 78) and an experimental group (n = 80). Scores examined for each cohort included sums of quizzes, examination scores, and a comprehensive final examination. The control cohort completed weekly quizzes as individuals, while the experimental cohort completed the quizzes collaboratively in small groups. Both cohorts completed three unit examinations and the comprehensive final examination as individuals. Additionally, pretest–posttest and delayed posttest scores were examined. Multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) (including repeated measures MANCOVA) were used for statistical analysis. Results: The experimental cohort scored significantly higher compared to the control cohort on all quizzes (F = 217.761; df = 1,156; p < .05) and overall course grades (F = 16.099; df = 1,156; p < .05). There were no significant differences in either the comprehensive final (posttest) (F = 3.138; df = 1,122; p > .05) or the delayed posttest (taken 5 weeks after the end of the course) (F = 0.431; df = 1,122; p > .05) between the two cohorts. The overall scores for both cohorts on the delayed posttest were significantly lower than the posttest scores (F = 4.660; df = 1,122; p < .05). Conclusions: This project extends previous findings that students using collaborative testing have significantly increased short-term course performance compared with those students using traditional testing. No differences in learning or retention were noted.

Meseke, Christopher A.; Nafziger, Rita; Meseke, Jamie K.

2010-01-01

335

Desert Dwellers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the discoveryschool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. This lesson focuses on desert ecology, geography, and development, with an emphasis on desertification and what can be done to prevent it. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

336

The Mechanics of Atherosclerosis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this module, developed as part of Cornell's Learning Initiative in Medicine and Bioengineering (CLIMB), students will understand how arterial stiffness contributes to disturbed blood flow and the progression of atherosclerosis. This is done using polymer chemistry, fabricating gels of varying stiffness, and designing experiments to quantify gel stiffness. This module contains a teacher's guide, powerpoint instructional lecture "Atherosclerosis", instructional student activity sheets for laboratory activities, and multiple choice quizzes. CLIMB is part of the NSF GK-12 program.

Bioengineering, Climb: C.

337

Physics: Mechanics Overview  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Batesville High School Physics Department offers a tutorial about mechanics, the study of motion. The materials are divided into two main topics: Kinematics and Dynamics. The website offers a review of the concepts and discussions of the applications, packed with many animations to help individuals grasp the difficult concepts. Students can find numerous practice quizzes dealing with physics concepts such as speed, free fall, projectiles, and kinetic energy. Educators can find simple laboratory experiments as well as links to outside physics resources.

338

Quia Science Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Quia Corporation was founded in 1998 to improve education through Web-based technologies. This site contains a searchable collection of general science games and quizzes created by educators for students to play on the computer. The games consist of matching, flash cards, concentration (memory) and word searches. The subject matter is continually changing as this site is edited and updated. More tools are available with a subscription to Quia

339

Introducing HIV\\/AIDS education into the electrical engineering curriculum at the University of Pretoria  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes how HIV\\/AIDS education is being introduced into the curriculum of the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa. Third- and fourth-year students were provided with an HIV\\/AlDS Educational CD developed at the university. Their knowledge of the subject was tested via two quizzes-one written before they were exposed to

Ian K. Craig; Xiaohua Xia; Juliana W. Venter

2004-01-01

340

Snowtastic Snow  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Thinkquest site provides information about: winter sports and health, including hypothermia and frostbite; the history of the ice age; and the science of snow, including glaciers, icebergs, ice caves, frost, animals that live in the snow, avalanches, and the water cycle. There are book reviews and poems, a snow dictionary, games and quizzes, activities (how to build a snowman and snow painting), and a bibliography.

341

Explore  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Offered by the Tata Energy Research Institute, the EduGreen Explore Web site allows kids to learn about energy, water, climate change, solid waste, and more. Besides giving good descriptions on these various subjects, students will also gain a global perspective on these issues since the Institute, which is located in India, gives specific information for the country. The site also contains quizzes, maps, activities, and more worth checking out.

2002-01-01

342

DESIGNING OF COURSE MATERIAL FOR E-LEARNING IN PHOTOGRAMMETRY  

Microsoft Academic Search

Distance learning via the Internet (e-learning) requires good course material and a high degree of interactivity. On the basis of an e- learning course of the European Organisation for Spatial Data Research (EuroSDR, formerly OEEPE) about a photogrammetric research topic various tools for producing the user interface, the knowledge pages, multiple-choice quizzes, and interactive learning programs are described. The applied

J. Höhle

343

The educational effectiveness of computer-based instruction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although numerous studies have shown that computer-based education is effective for enhancing rote memorization, the impact of these tools on higher-order cognitive skills, such as critical thinking, is less clear. Existing methods for evaluating educational effectiveness, such as surveys, quizzes and pre- or post-interviews, may not be effective for evaluating impact on critical thinking skills because students are not always

Carl E Renshaw; Holly A Taylor

2000-01-01

344

Using Interdependent Group Contingencies with Randomly Selected Criteria and Paired Reading to Enhance Class-Wide Reading Performance  

Microsoft Academic Search

An intact second-grade class of 13 African-American students had completed few chapter-book reading assignments. A consultant worked with their teacher to develop an intervention that consisted of paired readings and two interdependent group contingencies. Following the implementation of the program, all students began reading chapter-books and the number of chapter-book quizzes passed increased from an average of less than 0.70

Shannon R. Sharp; Christopher H. Skinner

2004-01-01

345

Managerial Economics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Principles of Macroeconomics course page was developed by Robert Forsythe, Associate Professor of Economics at University of Iowa. The course introduces students to basic concepts in macroeconomics such as GDP, inflation and interest rates. Visitors to the site can either view the lecture notes in slide form or listen to lectures via RealAudio. Exams and quizzes (including answers) are also available at the site.

1997-01-01

346

Mental Health and Stress  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This project collects resources for studying mental health and stress issues with middle schoolers. Teens and stress Science NetLinks: The Laughing Brain 2: A Good Laugh Dealing with anger Stress-o-meter Look at each of the above sites. Choose one and read the content. Write a one-paragraph summary. Play interactive games and take quizzes. Keep a log of what you do. Tell which site you liked best and why. ...

Falconer, Mrs.

2007-03-18

347

Using an Exploratory Internet Activity & Trivia Game to Teach Students about Biomes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Students in life science classes need an introduction to biomes, including an introduction to the concept, key biotic and abiotic features of biomes, and geographic locations of biomes. In this activity, students in seventh- and eighth-grade science classes used a directed exploratory Internet activity to learn about biomes. The author tested student understanding with pre- and post-activity quizzes, a letter-writing

Matthew L. Richardson

2009-01-01

348

EuroTurtle  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An educational and research database for the conservation and biology of Mediterranean sea turtles. Includes information on sea turtle biology, classification, natural & manmade threats, conservation groups, and an identification key. Educational activities include online data, a computer game, online quizzes, and animated bone dissections. Maps and data from Esmeralda, a satellite-tracked Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas), are available for viewing and plotting. Detailed accounts of all 8 species of sea turtle are also available.

349

Geography From Space  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource is part of the Science Education Gateway (SEGway) project, funded by NASA, which is a national consortium of scientists, museums, and educators working together to bring the latest science to students, teachers, and the general public. In this activity, students use their knowledge of landforms and geography to answer questions about satellite images. These quizzes were developed as part of Geography Awareness Week.

350

People  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

INTERVIEW Interview: Earth science gets to the core Some 20 years ago, Prof. G David Price was one of the first to establish the now major field of computational mineral physics. He combines experiment, theory and modelling to tackle major deep Earth science problems. He is vice-provost for research and professor of mineral physics at UCL. David Smith quizzed him on behalf of Physics Education.

2008-03-01

351

Gold Nanoparticles- Interactive Computational Animations on Nanomaterials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This animation is broken down into a user-friendly guide to gold nanoparticles. There are pre-tests before and quizzes after each section. Each section explains a unique aspect of the particles; for example, why nanoscale gold is not gold-colored. Two animated experiments provide a visual representation of how gold nanoparticles are affected by different chemicals and heat combinations. This tutorial is focused towards college-level science classes and would be a useful resource in any classroom.

2012-04-23

352

Flood  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the discoveryschool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on how flooding can occur due to different types of soil and how soils are able to retain rainwater. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, audio vocabulary, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

353

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): Science and Nature (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the Science and Nature portal for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Topics include Animals, Prehistoric Life, Human Body and Mind, Genes, Space, and Hot Topics in science and nature. Other links lead to featured stories, message boards, quizzes, picture galleries, games, wallpaper, screensavers, and web postcards. In addition, there is a list of science programs on radio and television and links to science news stories.

354

MISR Image Gallery  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The MISR Image Gallery contains photographs and imagery from the Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer experiment being conducted by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. The spectacular images of the Earth are accompanied by descriptions and quizzes about the photographs. The photos are organized in sections: the latest imagery, the main collection of the MISR imagery, flight imagery, and photographs of the actual instruments taking the pictures.

2008-03-07

355

Biochemistry  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Web site is the online companion to the fifth edition of Biochemistry, (W. H. Freeman & Co publisher). The site "is designed to help students review key concepts from the textbook through interactive exercises, animated 3D tutorials and learning tools." Most of these amazing resources, including animated flashcards and experimental techniques, are immediately available by clicking on chapter or resource headings. Additional resources, such as the online quizzing feature, require a free online registration (teachers must verify their instructor status).

2002-01-01

356

Quia Astronomy Activities  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Quia is short for Quintessential Instructional Archive. This site offers a collection of astronomy-based computer activities and quizzes developed by educators for students. Games include concentration (memory), word searches, matching, and flash cards. Topics covered include the nine planets, constellations, stellar evolution, moons, the Messier catalog, and general solar system and astronomical body facts. More tools are available with a subscription to Quia

357

Corrosion Doctors  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site provides a vast amount of general information about various kinds of degradation processes and their impacts on earth systems and human health. It features modules on corrosion effects by natural waters, microbial processes, atmospheric processes, global warming, global dimming (due to particulate matter) and toxic elements. The site also features a recommended reading list, glossary, periodic table of toxic elements, self-administered quizzes, and a long list of related links.

Doctors, Corrosion

358

Manual Part VII: Multiple Regression: Using Categorical Variables in Multiple Regression  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website, created by Craig A. Wendorf of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, describes dummy coding for categorical variables. It is broken down into these categories: an overview of dummy variables, how to construct dummy codes, types of codes, one way ANOVA, factorial ANOVA, and unequal cell sizes in ANOVA. Within the text are charts and sample equations to help the user better comprehend the lesson. Finally, there are questions and even quizzes to test the users understanding of the material.

Wendorf, Craig A.

2009-01-07

359

Innovative Assessment Tools for a Short, Fast-Paced, Summer Field Course  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An experiential science program, such as a summer course at a field station, requires unique assessment tools. Traditional assessment via a pencil-and-paper exam cannot capture the essential skills and concepts learned at a summer field station. Therefore, the authors developed a pre- and postcourse image-based analysis to evaluate student perspectives, created weekly pass/fail quizzes, and produced a comprehensive laboratory and field practical examination for our assessment of student learning.

Wandersee, James H.; Baustian, Melissa M.; Bentley, Samuel J.

2008-07-01

360

Scholastic: Dinosaurs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains details and activities about dinosaurs. It covers the geologic time periods during which dinosaurs existed, a web-quest for dinosaur information, quizzes and games about various dinosaur topics, and research starters for projects and activities. For teachers, there are lesson plan suggestions, assessment ideas, and details for using this site in the classroom as a project. Links are provided for additional information.

361

Water Science Activity Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This page features opinion surveys, challenge questions, questionnaires and true/false quizzes. Students can participate in an online survey to provide their opinions on water quality and supply, how water concerns rank with other environmental issues; and to vote for their favorite body of water. All answers go into a database and the results are displayed in a table so they can see how other participants answered.

2011-11-11

362

Applying the scholarship of teaching and learning: student perceptions, behaviours and success online and face?to?face  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study compares student perceptions, learning behaviours and success in online and face?to?face versions of a Principles of Microeconomics course. It follows a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) approach by using a cycle of empirical analysis, reflection and action to improve the learning experience for students. The online course design involves 58 interactive narrated online modules, interactive online quizzes

Agi Horspool; Carsten Lange

2010-01-01

363

Learning Style under Two Web?Based Study Conditions  

Microsoft Academic Search

A sample of 48 college students prepared for in?class examinations using two web?based study conditions. The A condition used web?based study groups and the B condition used web?based quizzes. The Index of Learning Styles positioned students on four dimensions of learning style (active?reflective, visual?verbal, sequential?global, and sensing?intuitive). Students who were more active than reflective expressed a preference for face?to?face study

Genevieve Marie Johnson

2007-01-01

364

Ohio Math Works  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These activities and problems for grades 7-9 illustrate how math is used by professionals in journalism, meteorology, the snack food industry, the amusement park industry, and the fashion world. The site has interactive quizzes, animated diagrams, and background on various industries. The text often refers to teachers guides and videos that are distributed only in Ohio, but many of the activities can also be used independently.

2000-01-01

365

Reading Questions in Large-Lecture Courses: Limitations and Unexpected Outcomes  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As an alternative to reading quizzes, a team of biochemistry instructors implemented student reading questions (Henderson and Rosenthal 2006) as a new instructional strategy within their large-enrollment biochemistry courses. Unexpected positive outcomes of this instructional method were realized, as well as limitations of the method within this setting. Outcomes and limitations of the reading-question strategy as well as suggestions for their more efficient implementation are discussed.

Vierling, Elizabeth; Offerdahl, Erika; Elfring, Lisa; Ziegler, Miriam; Baldwin, Thomas

2008-03-01

366

Examining the role of collaborative assessment in a didactic dental hygiene course.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to evaluate a technique known as collaborative assessment considering students' and faculty members' perceptions of the value and utility of this approach. Twenty-eight dental hygiene students took eight individual assessments (quizzes) immediately followed by completion of the same assessment in a five-member peer group as part of a didactic dental hygiene course. At the end of the semester, student perceptions and course performance were examined. Faculty perceptions were also collected. A paired samples t-test was conducted to compare student performance on individual and group assessments. Students reported that this collaborative assessment approach enhanced their learning, provided them with experience in defending their answers, and decreased stress. Concerns for fairness and individual accountability were noted by both students and faculty. The mean group score for all quizzes combined (M=91 percent, SD=2 percent) was significantly higher by 16 percentage points (91 percent versus 75 percent) than the mean individual score for all quizzes combined (M=75 percent, SD=8 percent), t(27)=11.61, alpha =.05, p<.0005. This study suggests that additional measures are needed to ensure individual preparation and accountability when using the collaborative assessment process as a learning strategy with dental hygiene students. PMID:19648569

Keselyak, Nancy T; Saylor, Catherine D; Simmer-Beck, Melanie; Bray, Kimberly Krust

2009-08-01

367

Electricity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Topic In Depth explores some of what the Web has to offer on the subject of electricity.The first site from Thinkquest.org called Electricity Online (1) gives an excellent overview, with topics ranging from circuits and transformers to electricity's discovery and history. The site even contains games, activities, and quizzes. The second site, Edison's Miracle of Light (2) from PBS.org, is a companion site to a PBS special of the same name. The site explores the life and accomplishments of one of the 19th century's greatest inventors, offering a timeline, recordings, and more. From Clark Public Utilities of Clark County Washington, the next site is called Electricity (3). This Web site offers information from a public utilities perspective, with subjects like electrical safety, how electricity gets to your home, what it costs to run appliances, and so on. Next, from the US Department of Energy, is a site that offers an Overview of the Electric Power Industry (4). Here, visitors can find information, data, publications, statistics, and more relating to electric power in the US. The fifth site from ExploreScience.com is called Multimedia Activities (5) and contains just that. Geared towards students, the four interactive lessons include an introduction to electricity and magnetism, an introduction to plasma, coulomb force, and lissajous figures. The next site, provided by the BBC, is another interactive learning site, called Activity Electricity (6). Users click through a lesson about circuits and current, answering questions along the way. The site also contains a fact sheet and quiz. From NASA, the Dataset Information site (7) contains data archived and cataloged by the Global Hydrology Resource Center relating to lighting. Several datasets from varying sources are available for free and include such things as Long Range Cloud to Ground Data. The last site is offered by the Canada Science and Technology Museum and is called Background Information for Electricity (8). This Web site for kids offers simple descriptions and illustrations about electricity, who discovered it, conductors and insulators, fuses, and more. The electricity workshop link also contains lesson plans and additional student activities.

Brieske, Joel A.

2002-01-01

368

The Physics of Sound  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Topic in Depth focuses on the physics of sound waves and its applications in other science realms. The first four educational Web sites concentrate on sound wave properties and musical instruments. Dan Russell, a professor of Applied Physics at Ketting University, created the first site (1) to provide students animated images of sounds and vibrations produced by instruments such as loudspeakers and guitars. This site will surely be of assistance to those struggling with the intangible realities of wave phenomena. Developed by the Wright Center for Science Education, The Physics of Music and Musical Instruments (2) is an online manual designed for high school students and teachers. The instructive Web site discusses the basics of Waves and Sounds and how various instruments work. The next site (3), by Michigan Tech University, talks about various instruments' physical properties. Students can view amplitude, frequency, and time graphs of the clarinet. Users can also learn how to construct their own Native American-like PVC Flute and Wind Chimes. Catherine Schmidt-Jones, in cooperation with the Connexions Project at Rice University, addresses the connection between musical instruments and the physics of sound in the fourth site (4). Designed for an audience from middle school students to adults, users will find educational diagrams and explanations about physics terms such as pitch, frequency, and standing waves. At the end of the site, visitors will find a short quiz to test their knowledge. The next two sites deal with the relationship between biology and the physics of sound. The National Center for Voice and Speech developed mini-courses and tutorials (5) to assist people with difficult concepts in voice production. Intended for those who have taken a college level physics course, users can learn about many topics including frequencies, vocal fold oscillations, and pitch control. The next site (6) is a straightforward document created by Queens University discussing sound, resonance, and hearing. With the incorporation of diagrams and text, visitors can easily learn the basics of how the ear allows people to hear sound waves. The last two Web sites introduce water acoustics. The Acoustic Monitoring Project at NOAA (7) is observing the ocean through underwater acoustics. At this site, visitors can learn about NOAA's studies in Bioacoustics, Ocean Seismicity, and Environmental Noise. The site also offers many animations dealing with Axial eruption, Atlantic Seismicity, and much more. The last site (8), created by Peter Scheifele at the Classroom of the Sea, addresses the basics of waves propagating through water. Students will find numerous acoustic definitions, thought provoking quizzes, and hands-on activities; helping them understand the relatively complicated concepts.

Enright, Rachel

369

Tobacco Addiction: "Do I Want to Quit?" Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... important to you? ____________________________________________ My family and friends will be glad. Why? ____________________________________________ I’ll feel better about myself. In what way? ____________________________________________ Another reason is: ____________________________________________ The more reasons you have to quit smoking, the more likely you are to follow through on your plan to quit. If you answered, "I'm ...

370

Picture quiz: a bad case of the flu.  

PubMed

A 51-year-old man who was normally fit and well, presented with a one-week history of fever, cough, shortness of breath, myalgia and diarrhoea. On examination he was febrile at 37.8°C, acutely short of breath with oxygen saturations of 75% on 15L of oxygen via a non re-breath mask and a respiratory rate of 25. PMID:21597597

Maw, Matthew; Zahoor, Feisal; Tabiowo, Eugene

2010-01-01

371

The Paul Petzoldt Trivia Quiz: His Philosophy and Teaching Methods.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Paul Petzoldt, co-founder of the Wilderness Education Association (WEA), helped mold the profession of outdoor leadership as we know it today. After his death in 1999, numerous field journals, old speeches, and personal correspondence were salvaged in order to refresh, clarify, and preserve Petzoldt's philosophy and teaching methods. The…

Wagstaff, Mark

372

ECG Quiz: A Murmur in an Asymptomatic Athlete.  

PubMed

A 35-year-old, active duty Army officer presented for a screening physical exam before entering special training for HALO (High Altitude Low Opening) parachute qualification. This training involves jumping from aircraft at extreme altitudes with deployment of the parachute at relatively low altitudes (free fall). At the time of this evaluation he was assigned to a special operations airborne unit on active jump status. Careful review of his recent exercise history revealed a gradual decrease in endurance over the past several years, which he felt was due to decreased training intensity. His exercise consisted of running 3 to 4 miles four times a week and physical fitness training with his military unit three times a week. He continued to achieve high scores on the Army Physical Readiness Test. PMID:20086933

Butcher, J D

1997-08-01

373

Sleeping and Driving Don't Mix: Sleep Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... tab) Take if ($view_mode == 'teaser') {?> =render($content['body']); ?> When you are behind the wheel of a car, being sleepy is dangerous. Sleepiness slows reaction time, decreases awareness, and impairs judgment, just like drugs ...

374

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs): Alcohol Use Quiz  

MedlinePLUS

... Monitoring Alcohol Use Tracking Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Preventing Alcohol Use During Pregnancy Intervention Strategies International Research Past Activities Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies Educating ...

375

Game Theory .net  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Game Theory .net focuses on making the lessons of game theory relevant to the educator, student, business professional, or layperson. The site provides resource materials demonstrating the application of game theory to computer science, economics, business, political science, and other disciplines. It features textbooks reviews, lecture notes, and quizzes, as well as Java applets and online games to demonstrate concepts in a fun, interactive way. There are also links concerning game-theory themes in movies, books, and the popular press. Assessment materials are provided to aid educators in preparing classes and to offer students additional practice.

Shor, Mike

376

Bryant Creek Watershed Atlas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Bryant Creek Watershed Project created this online atlas filled with a wealth of information on every aspect of this Missouri watershed -- even for those who do not live near the site. Teachers can find interactive, fun lesson plans for kindergarten through twelfth grade dealing with many aspects of the physical environment. Students will find an abundance of games, quizzes, and interactive modules. By taking the photo tour, visitors can learn about the fascinating unique places connected to the watershed. Users can also find materials on the biologic, historic, social, and recreational aspects of the watershed.

377

Interactive Atlases: Digital Anatomist Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Department of Biological Structure at the University of Washington, Seattle provides these Interactive Atlases, all of which may be useful as supplemental material in (human) anatomy classes. Each Atlas is comprised of a set of "structurally annotated" color images of each subject area (e.g., thorax, heart, neuroanatomy, or the knee). Containing 2-D and 3-D images from "cadaver sections, MRI scans, and computer reconstructions," the Atlases were designed with the college student in mind. A series of quizzes allows users to self-test knowledge on each topic. To get started, see the Atlas User Manual, provided in the section entitled Help on Program Use.

378

America's Oceans in Crisis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The recently published report from the Pew Oceans Commission on the state of America's ocean ecosystems provides the basis for this Actionbioscience learning activity. Students read an abridged reprint of the report's executive summary, and discuss coastal development, overexploitation of marine resources, pollution and runoff, policy change, and other related topics. The site provides a number of well-selected Web links for learning more about the plight of America's ocean resources, including a link to the original Pew Oceans Commission report and another to a U.S. Navy Web site offering excellent background information and educational quizzes.

Commission, Pew O.

379

Understanding Oceans  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on oceans currents and their effects. Students do a lab activity to show that temperature is what causes ocean currents. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Cahill, Mary

380

Fun Brain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

FunBrain.com is provided by the Family Education Network, which is described as the Web's leading source of educational content; resources; and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. Offering separate areas for kids, teachers, and parents, the Web site provides educational games, quizzes, homework help, and more. Science subjects covered include elements, colors of light, astronomy, chemistry, physics, geology, and more. One example is a game that allows kids to learn about famous and infamous scientists throughout the ages called "Who is That?" The site contains a lot of interesting and fun educational material and online resources, making it well worth visiting. [JAB

381

ThinkQuest Library: Of Mind and Matter-The Mystery of the Human Brain  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the ThinkQuest Library archives, this excellent website about the wonders of the human brain won last year's ThinkQuest USA Upper Division grand prize. The site was created by a team of three high school students, and two teacher coaches from different schools in Connecticut. The website addresses brain anatomy, function, disorders, and psychology with well-written information sections, and helpful diagrams. The site also offers a great interactive section that encourages visitors to voice their opinions, challenge their brains, and test their knowledge with a variety of quizzes, polls, and online activities. Notably, the site posts 137 electronic sources in the Citations & References section.

382

The Physics Classroom: Ohm's Law  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This interactive tutorial on Ohm's Law, part of The Physics Classroom tutorial collection, provides a conceptual foundation for understanding one of the most powerful formulas in physics. Multiple circuit diagrams and tables illustrate the relationships among voltage, current, and resistance before users explore the mathematics. The author includes two quizzes for users to gauge their own understanding and perform simple calculations related to resistance. This page is part of The Physics Classroom, a comprehensive set of interactive tutorials, labs, and simulations for students of introductory physics. The Physics Classroom is one of the ComPADRE digital library collections.

Henderson, Tom

2010-06-22

383

The Physics Classroom: Current Electricity  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource is a four-part chapter on fundamentals of current electricity, from The Physics Classroom collection of interactive tutorials for introductory physics students. Topics include electric field and potential, electric circuits and power, resistance and Ohm's Law, and simple circuit analysis. Each section is accompanied by memorable analogies to help students comprehend how current flows and the role the electron plays in current electricity. Quizzes throughout the tutorial allow learners to self-test their understanding. The Physics Classroom collection is part of the ComPADRE digital library.

Henderson, Tom

2010-06-22

384

Cerritos College Earth Science On-Line Tutorial Center  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site feature on-line tutorials on a variety of topics including earth materials, earth processes, landform identification, topographic map reviews, earth science math review and more. Students are encouraged to review their textbooks and notes before beginning, but most tutorials offer a brief subject overview to supplement tasks such as vocabulary quizzes, visual identification, and multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank exercises. Answers are provided so that students may asses their own progress. The site also offers links to other web-based tutorials, as well as lecture notes by Cerritos College Faculty on specific earth science topics.

College, Cerritos

385

Path to Mars  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades K-5. It focuses on the similar features of Earth and Mars, and how these features may be useful for supporting life on both planets. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

386

Secrets of the Ocean Realm  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Secrets of the Ocean Realm contains profiles of fish, mammals, and plant life of the sea; classroom oceanography activities; information on underwater photography; and aquatics quizzes. The science activities were developed for use with students in grades 5-7 (with extensions for lower and higher grades), and investigate such topics as oceanography, marine biology, ecology, physics, conservation, and scuba diving. Each activity contains a set of objectives, background information, target teaching level, a list of materials, procedures, follow-up evaluation, and some additional Web references.

387

SchoolHistory.co.uk  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created and maintained by Andrew Field, a history teacher from Cambridgeshire, England, this site features links and teaching and learning aids for UK instructors and students. The primary content at the site is organized into five year groups (Years 7-9, GSCE, A-Level), each with related links, well-crafted .pdf worksheets, and quizzes (some off-site). Some links to related education and history sites round out the site. A nice example of a history site for secondary students that can be used by teachers anywhere for its content or as a model of effective Web design.

Field, Andrew.

388

Learning about Rainforests  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

K. Rubal provides this educational Web site she helped to create while a graduate student in instructional technology at California State University in Los Angeles. Designed for grades 4-8, this Web site offers students an introduction to tropical rainforests. The site includes a number of lessons organized by topic, rainforest facts, a good selection of narrated movie clips from related documentaries, useful links, and quizzes. Easy to use and filled with photos, this Web site would be a useful supplement to rainforest-related classroom activities.

1969-12-31

389

Poet's Corner  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This recent site from Gale Research is part of a series of sites (previously featured in the February 13, 1998 _Scout Report) that offers biographies, timelines, interactive elements, links, activities, and pertinent Gale publishing titles on selected topics. The interactive elements include quizzes and contests, while the activities sections draw on published Gale materials useful for structuring lessons in the classroom or for self-edification. Poet's corner features encyclopedia-length biographical entries for 20 English and American poets ranging from John Milton to Rita Dove.

1999-01-01

390

Science in Focus: Force and Motion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

How do young people learn about key scientific principles and processes? There are certainly a range of ways to do this and this series from the Annenberg Media website is a great resource for science educators. This series, produced by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, contains eight episodes. The titles of the episodes include "When Rubber Meets the Road," "On a Roll," "Drag Races," and "Making an Impact." The topics covered here include air resistance, magnetism, gravity, and the relationships among motion, force, size, mass, and speed. The site also includes detailed descriptions of each program and complementary materials such as classroom activities, quizzes, and worksheets.

391

Effectiveness of PowerPoint presentations in lectures  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract We investigated whether,students liked and learned more,from,PowerPoint presentations,than from overhead,transparencies. Students were exposed,to lectures supported,by transparencies and two different types of PowerPoint presentations. At the end of the semester, students preferred PowerPoint presentations but this preference was not found,on ratings taken immediately,after the lectures. Students performed worse,on quizzes when,PowerPoint presentations,included,non-text items such as pictures and sound effects. A second,study

Robert A. Bartsch; Kristi M. Cobern

2003-01-01

392

Volcano  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on volcanoes and the destruction that results from eruptions. Students are given a scenario of massive volcanic destruction and have to come up with a plan to help those affected by the events. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Weisel, Frank

393

The Remote Sensing Integrated Unit  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Remote Sensing Integrated Unit is a collection of lessons related to satellites and remote sensing. As part of the University of South Florida Making Waves Web site, the activities include seven lessons with titles such as remote sensing in history, graphing stratospheric ozone, visible and infrared imaging, and creating your own satellite. Students will learn about this potentially difficult subject by doing a variety of hands-on and easy-to-understand activities and by completing various quizzes and worksheets. The site does a good job of presenting a unique collection of resources for students and educators.

394

Aseptic Technique  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The North Carolina Community College System BioNetwork's interactive eLearning tools (IETs) are reusable chunks of training that can be deployed in a variety of courses or training programs. IETs are designed to enhance, not replace hands-on training. Learners are able to enter a hands-on lab experience better prepared and more confident. This particular IET delves into aseptic technique and how to work under a laminar airflow hood. Using animations, quizzes, games, and a final evaluation, this interactive lesson will help students understand the lab and important techniques for biology technicians.

2012-03-30

395

Self-Diagnosis, Scaffolding and Transfer: A Tale of Two Problems  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Helping students learn from their own mistakes can help them develop habits of mind while learning physics content. Based upon cognitive apprenticeship model, we asked students to self-diagnose their mistakes and learn from reflecting on their problem solution. Varying levels of scaffolding support were provided to students in different groups to diagnose their errors on two context-rich problems that students originally solved in recitation quizzes. Here, we discuss students' cognitive engagement in the two self-diagnosis activities and transfer tasks with different scaffolds.

Mason, Andrew J.; Cohen, Elisheva; Singh, Chandralekha; Yerushalmi, Edit

2010-03-11

396

The Big Wet  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on a particular climate found in Northern Australia, known as the tropical wet and dry. This lesson goes over the 12 categories of climates, and looks at the specifics of the 'big wet', or tropical wet and dry climate. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, audio vocabulary, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

397

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The materials on this site are made available through MITâÂÂs OpenCourseWare Project. Students are introduced to the âÂÂprinciples of computationâ through lecture notes, readings (available in an online textbook), problem sets, and quizzes. Some key principles include: programming languages, computational solutions, programming style and aesthetics, and computational systems analysis. This resource is extremely helpful for anyone who is studying computer science or engineering. The materials on the site are thorough and provide a clear understanding of basic programming concepts.

Grimson, Eric; Darrell, Trevor; Szolovits, Peter

2007-09-06

398

Geometry Step by Step from the Land of the Incas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Geometry Step by Step from the Land of the Incas is an interactive website, created by Antonio Gutierrez, that offers a variety of resources for teaching and learning about geometry, including music that plays in the background. The website mixes sound, science, and Incan history in order to raise students' interest in Euclidean geometry. On this website, visitors will find geometry problems, proofs, quizzes, puzzles, quotations, visual displays, photographs of Incan ruins, and "scientific speculation." The interactive aspects take some getting used to but also allow from some involved problem-solving activities.

399

Galileo's Dialogue  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It focuses on Galileo's observations and conclusions about Earth's place in the the solar system and how this was a conflict with the Catholic church, as well as the subsequent scientific revolution. Students look at current scientific conflicts to see what it was like for Galileo. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Maupin, Lara

400

Earth and Beyond  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-12. It focuses on issues facing the future of the Earth. Students investigate issues such as global warming, space travel, Mars exploration, terraforming, and lunar exploration, and develop plans for the future. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

401

ABAG Earthquake Shaking Maps and Information  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Everyone affected by earthquakes should visit this ABAG (the Association of Bay Area Governments) website. The website offers interactive maps of future earthquake scenarios as well as static maps of past earthquakes in the San Francisco Bay area. Residents can learn how to make their homes safer. Commuters can find out how earthquakes affect transportation routes. Businesses can discover planning tools and safety resources. In the Kid Zone, children can explore earthquake facts through stimulating quizzes, puzzles, and answers to common questions. The site also offers materials dealing with dam failure and other natural hazards.

402

Extraterrestrials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on our attempts to reach intelligent life by sending messages into space. Students look at a visual of the message that has been sent from the Arecibo radio dish in Puerto Rico, and discuss what it means and the possibility of getting a reply. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

403

Body by Design: Form and Function  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. Students research three types of symbiotic relationships between organisms in nature: mutualism, commensalisms, and parasitism. They report their research findings and hypothesize about how symbiotic relationships might have evolved. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

404

MIDWEST STATES  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These links will help you to learn the Midwest States and their capitals. Follow the links in order to get the most from them. Also the quizzes and games are fun as well. Enjoy, have fun, and learn those capitals! Welcome to the Midwest States links page. Follow the links in order, and the suggestions as well to get the most from these sites. Remember to avoid the ads on the pages, stick to the content. This first link has two parts. Part one consist of flash cards. Start with BOTH ...

Amsden

2013-01-22

405

The Weather Dude  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Weather Dude is a weather education Web site offered by meteorologist Nick Walker of The Weather Channel. For kids, the site offers a great online textbook entitled Weather Basics, which explains everything from precipitation to the seasons, using simple text and fun graphics. Other fun things for kids include weather songs, questions and quizzes, weather proverbs, and more. Teachers are also provided with helpful resources such as weather activity sheets and printable blank maps, as well as many other links to weather forecasts and information that will help make teaching about weather fun.

Walker, Nick.

2002-01-01

406

Envirofun  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site shows kids how they can protect the environment. The Earth is treated like a giant spaceship and cartoon characters are used to explain how nature recycles air, land and water. The characters use Earthship Logs to give tips about littering, oil and water pollution, tire disposal, bicycling to reduce air pollution, leaf burning and composting. The activities include quizzes, instructions on how to build a compost bin and a water cycle wheel, a litter hunt, an environmental riddle, and a word fill-in game about the hydrologic cycle.

407

University of Vermont: Perry's Perennial Pages  

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This robust online resource for perennial plant information was created by Dr. Leonard Perry, an Extension Professor at the University of Vermont. The website contains an A-Z database replete with plant images and information; numerous publication lists; sustainable perennials research information, and an array of resources for home gardeners and industry professionals. The site also includes a frequently-asked-questions section; quizzes and games; and a featured perennial of the month. Remarkably, the website is available in numerous languages including French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, English, and more.

Perry, Leonard P.

2007-09-04

408

Cultural Anthropology Tutorials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by Dennis O'Neil of Palomar College, these Cultural Anthropology Tutorials help students to learn and test their understanding of basic principles in cultural anthropology. Topics include ethnicity and race (which includes the subtopic, "What are you?"), political organization, kinship, culture change, and many others. In addition to the illustrated tutorials, each topic also features flashcard quizzes and links to resources for further information. O�Neil has also included a Glossary of Terms common in cultural anthropology. This site is useful for anthropology students, as well as for educators to use in the classroom to teach basic materials and evaluate student understanding of cultural anthropology topics.

2007-02-03

409

Reading Satellite Images  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on satellite images and how they are made by active, passive, and remote-sensing instruments. Students analyze satellite images and answer questions about them. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

410

Quantitative Chemical Analysis Online Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a site with materials related to a chemistry textbook. It is not as general as some sites but the material is of high pedagogical value. Short tutorial sections are available for many topics with extensive web linkages. "Living" graphs and Excel files illustrate important material such as pH fractional composition and statistical analysis. Students can take practice quizzes on material from the text. Full Powerpoint slideshows include nearly all of the figures contained in the text. A full set of laboratory experiments are available. Users must register to view much of the site's content; registration is free.

Harris, Daniel C., 1948-

2011-02-07

411

DiscoverySchool.com : Your Genes, Your Future  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

DiscoverSchool.com offers a lesson plan for 6-8th graders based on a Discovery Channel program Your Genes, Your Future. The lesson plan focuses on healthy behaviors rather than genetics as such, although some of the extension activities deal with genetics more directly. Students will review the benefits of eating well, exercising, and other healthy behaviors, as well as discuss the dangers of drugs, smoking, etc. Provided Web links will help students with in-class research, and educators will find useful teaching tools for creating worksheets, quizzes, and subject-specific puzzles.

2007-12-12

412

The Space Shuttle  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the advent of Space Shuttle missions from 1981 to 1986. Students research facts about each of the 25 missions that occurred during this time period, finding out what each mission objective was. They also look at the Challenger incident and what went wrong with that mission. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

413

Zoom Dinosaurs  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This colorful, informative and cluttered site is "a comprehensive on-line hypertext book about dinosaurs" by Enchanted Learning Software. Designed for students "of all ages and levels of comprehension," Zoom Dinosaurs is most appropriate for the K-12 level. Topics are presented at a basic level (e.g., All About Dinosaurs, Anatomy & Behavior, Mesozoic Era), but by clicking on hyperlinked text, users may progress to more advanced information. Classroom activities include dinosaur-related word games, quizzes, art projects, and fossil record/geologic timeline activities. A selection of links connects curious users to additional K-12 educational sites.

1999-01-01

414

Beyond T. rex  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about cladograms and the vast variety of dinosaurs that once roamed Earth. The activity opens by telling kids that there are more than 400 known species of extinct dinosaurs and by explaining how cladograms show their relationships to one another. Students then go to an interactive cladogram that has 19 dinosaur species. Each of the 19 dinosaurs includes a trading card with details about the species and its discovery, photographs, and interactive multiple-choice and "Fact or Fiction?" quizzes.

415

Astronomical Scales  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It focuses on scales and numbers used when representing distances and sizes in the science of astronomy. This involves developing equations and using scientific notation for large numbers. The Earth, Sun, Milky Way galaxy and universe are all used to develop understanding of this concept. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

416

Freshwater Habitats  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. Students conduct research by sampling organisms in a nearby freshwater habitat to determine how an organism's behavior and adaptation relate to its habitat, and how freshwater habitats have different characteristics depending on whether water is still or moving. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

417

Dig: The Archeology Magazine for Kids, Parents, and Teachers  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Dig magazine is published by Cobblestone Publishing Company, a division of the Cricket Magazine Group, in cooperation with the Archaeological Institute of America. "Dig brings the excitement, mystery, wonder, and fun of archaeology, paleontology, and earth sciences to children 8 - 13 years old in a style that both entertains and educates its young readers." The Parents and Teachers Web site contains several free teacher's guides, online quizzes, activities and games, other archeological resources, and more. Although the magazine is not fully available for free online, the other resources provided on the site make it worth utilizing.

418

Mars  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the possible future colonization of the planet Mars. After researching this topic, students debate whether or not we have the right to colonize other planets when we have not been able to maintain the resources of our own planet. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

419

Stress  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This project collects resources for studying mental health and stress issues with middle schoolers. Teens and stress Science NetLinks: The Laughing Brain 2: A Good Laugh Dealing with anger Stress-o-meter Look at each of the above sites. Choose one and read the content. Write a one-paragraph summary. Play interactive games and take quizzes. Keep a log of what you do. Tell which site you liked best and why. Watch the following video for positive things teens do to reduce the stress ...

Deaton, Mrs.

2011-06-10

420

Distillation and the Role of Weak Forces  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, by the Concord Consortium's Molecular Literacy project, students will examine how distillation works and the roles of all components involved in the process. The site is filled with thorough diagrams accompanied by solid textual explanations. Aside from diagrams and text, students will engage in simple quizzes testing the concepts they have just learned. The activity itself is a java-based interactive resource built upon the free, open source Molecular Workbench software. In addition, visitors will find an overview of the activity, assessments, and concepts and their correlation to AAAS and NSES standards.

2008-10-17

421

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This recent site from Gale Research is part of a series of sites (previously featured in the February 13, 1998 _Scout Report) that offers biographies, timelines, interactive elements, links, activities, and pertinent Gale publishing titles on selected topics. The interactive elements include quizzes and contests, while the activities sections draw on published Gale materials useful for structuring lessons in the classroom or for self-edification. The Celebrating Hispanic History Website posts biographies of 50 prominent Hispanics, a 500-year timeline of Hispanic history, and detailed, linked discussions of popular Hispanic music genres and the artists who made them so.

1999-01-01

422

Froguts.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

When the Scout Report covered Froguts.com in February 2002, this amazing virtual frog dissection was available for free. Unfortunately, that's no longer the case. However, Froguts.com has added more of these extraordinary simulations, and free demos are available the frog, squid, and owl pellet. The squid demo covers external structures only, and follows a self-quizzing format. The frog dissection demo goes a bit further, but the owl pellet demo is little more than a puzzle game (although the reconstructed mouse does do a freakish, vibrating dance at the end). Demos are in development for the remaining dissections: fetal pig, rat, cow eye, starfish, earthworm, perch, and crayfish.

Hill, Richard.; Hughes, David

423

Champions of the Land  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It is designed to introduce various publications that have had a profound influence on our attitudes toward environmental issues. Students write a brief essay explaining the effects these books might have had on science or society as well as their own personal reactions to what they've read. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

424

Jungle Photos: Inspiration, Education, Conservation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This gallery provides photographs and information on natural history, ecology, and conservation; its mission is to inspire people to support wilderness conversation and education. The gallery emphasizes the Amazon region of South America, the Galapagos Islands, and Africa. The collections feature images of plants and animals, people, scenery, environmental impacts such as deforestation, satellite imagery, and many other subjects. Each collection includes a teacher's page with quizzes, lesson plans, and links to other resources. The site also features an online forum and a Wiki where users can contribute their own content.

Harris, Roger

425

Theology Website  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created by the historical theology department of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Trinity International University, the Theology Website is a comprehensive collection of theology information and resources including articles from the Quodlibet Online Journal of Theology, recommended sites about religion and theology, and interactive polls and quizzes. Interested users are invited to contribute to the Sermon Outline Database, which will be a compilation of sermon notes, outlines, and transcripts, as well as Bible study and Sunday school lessons. Also included is a vast, indexed database of theology and world religion links.

426

The Atlas of Canada: Discover Canada Through Maps and Facts  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This internet-based publication has as its goal to provide authoritative, current and accessible geographic information products at a national level. The Atlas allows integration and analysis of diverse data about Canada. Users may click and view many page-size maps on the following topics: environment, people and society, economics, history, reference maps, climate change, freshwater, and health. On some maps, users may zoom to a smaller scale map. A gazetteer may be accessed to provide coordinates and maps of areas with requested place names. Users may also access facts about Canada, a glossary, quizzes, and learning resources.

427

Discovery Stories: Case Studies in Coastal and Ocean Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Discovery Stories are case studies in coastal and ocean science drawn from research conducted by NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS). They are opportunities to learn through inquiry and are accompanied by a set of supporting resources, including student and teacher guides, interactive quizzes, exercises with real data, and interviews with NOS scientists that explore how scientists think. In addition, a section for teachers provides materials and resources for use in the classroom. Although aimed at the high school level, Discovery Stories and their supporting resources will also be of interest to students and educators at the middle school and undergraduate levels.

428

Assessing Student Understanding with Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Most science teachers are amazed when grading tests and quizzes, often wondering how and why students have reached a conclusion, particularly when students fail to provide a detailed account of their logic. Ideally, a variety of assessments should be used to identify alternate student conceptions or gaps in understanding, particularly when preparing students for state-mandated exams. With this in mind, a free internet-based software package, IMMEX (interactive multimedia exercises) was designed to use authentic scenarios to gauge students' problem-solving skills and science knowledge.

Jr., Charles T.; Jordan, Joni; Cooper, Melanie M.; Stevens, Ron

2006-06-01

429

Apes to Man  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on primates (chimpanzees, gorillas, etc.) in the African savannas or grasslands and how they were the first animals in evolutionary history to exhibit bipedalism. Students observe, evaluate, and compare the gaits of humans and primates. They then discuss the possible reasons for such an adaptation. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

430

Evaluating the effectiveness of presenting introductory chemistry prelaboratory information and assessment on-line with WebCT(TM)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study evaluated the use of web-based videos and quizzes in conjunction with a printed general Chemistry laboratory manual on achievement as well as students' perceptions regarding the use of the web in aiding their success in Chemistry laboratory work. Differences in the effects of the treatment based on gender were also examined. Previous research involving video information for laboratory work has been with regard to video cassette players and televisions and not to on-line presentations. The research involving on-line quizzes and manuals did not utilize a single package for presentation of both. This research incorporated videos, quizzes, and instructor-generated information along with other material in one commercially available web based program known as WebCT(TM) (Web Course Tools). Data focused on the first half of a one semester Introductory Chemistry course involving a generally freshman population in a state technological institution in the southeastern United States which required students to purchase and use a personal computer. Statistical analysis comparing the two groups showed no significant difference in achievement at the mid-term point of the semester with regard to gender. In addition, there was no significant interaction between genders and methods of preparation in achievement at the mid-term. However, there was significant difference between the use of WebCT(TM) and traditional means for preparation. The primary indicator for the significant difference in preparation revolved around the large standard deviation of those grades involving WebCT(TM) with respect to those using traditional means. This would seem to indicate a wide range of achievement levels and possibly a wide degree of acceptance of the computer for prelaboratory work. Female students tended to score higher than their male counterparts on their prelaboratory assessment and laboratory report grades, but lower on the mid-term examination. Due in part to the weighting of portions of the mid-term grade, females outperformed males. Survey analysis, however, seemed to show that males and females did have different attitudes regarding the on-line work with females having a more favorable outlook on the function of the videos as well as the need for the quizzes. This difference in attitude may have contributed, in part, to the overall achievement in mid-term grades for females by increasing the laboratory report scores and midterm grades.

McKelvy, George Michael

431

Self-Diagnosis, Scaffolding and Transfer: A Tale of Two Problems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Helping students learn from their own mistakes can help them develop habits of mind while learning physics content. Based upon cognitive apprenticeship model, we asked students to self-diagnose their mistakes and learn from reflecting on their problem solution. Varying levels of scaffolding support were provided to students in different groups to diagnose their errors on two context-rich problems that students originally solved in recitation quizzes. Here, we discuss students' cognitive engagement in the two self-diagnosis activities and transfer tasks with different scaffolds.

Mason, Andrew; Cohen, Elisheva; Singh, Chandralekha; Yerushalmi, Edit

2009-11-01

432

Planetary Profiles  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the characteristics of the planets and moons in our solar system. Students learn about these characteristics by creating profiles and reports about different bodies in the solar system to make a large class display. Characteristics covered include size, gravity, atmosphere, geology, and exploration efforts. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. Also available are videos to order which complement this lesson, audio-enhanced vocabulary lists, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

433

T-Rex  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It discusses the dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex, and whether or not it was a scavenger or a predator. After researching many physical aspects of this dinosaur, students explain their views on this topic to show what they have learned. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

434

The Barringer Meteorite Crater  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Barringer Meteorite Crater is a mile wide and 570 foot deep hole in the Arizona desert that was made by a meteorite approximately 50,000 years ago. The Barringer Meteorite Crater Web site chronicles the history and science behind the craters creation, discovery, and eventual purchase by Mr. Barringer. Other links on the site include information on the environmental effects of the impact, interactive quizzes and games, a crater forum, and additional outside crater links. The quality feel of this unique site is reflected in its design and content.

435

Biochemistry Companion Website  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Academic publishing company Addison-Wesley provides this online Companion Website for the textbook Biochemistry, by Mathews, van Holde, and Ahern (Third Edition). The Companion Website contains Outlines, Concepts, Terminology, and Quizzing sections intended to complement the textbook and to assist students in the learning process. A major contribution of this Website is its hyperlinked structure, allowing students to navigate easily between chapters, concepts, color images, and concise descriptions. For educators and students of biochemistry alike, this online resource will be a helpful tool for reviewing the important concepts of general biochemistry.

Ahern, Kevin G.; Van Holde, K. E. (Kensal Edward), 1928-; Mathews, Christopher K., 1937-

2000-01-01

436

Earthquakes: Getting Ready for the Big One  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on large earthquakes hitting populated areas. Students learn about basic earthquake features such as seismic waves and how different places are affected differently by earthquakes. Then groups create a proposal for city government to prepare the city for a large earthquake. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

437

When Dinosaurs Ruled  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the Mesozoic Era, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Through research and activities students learn about the plants and animals that inhabited Earth at that time, and the changes in plant life that occurred due to the development of animal life. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Demary, John

438

Society for College Science Teachers: Putting Inquiry Teaching to the Test: Enhancing Learning in College Botany  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Can you imagine a class where students cover the content with each other rather than simply listening to the professor's lecture? Can you envision students developing their own laboratory investigations and quizzing each other weekly to check for understanding? Well, that's pretty much how the major science organizations across the nation are recommending school and college science classes be restructured. There is strong evidence that having students do real science is one of the most effective ways of moving them from simple beliefs in dogma to the more skeptical, empirically derived models of science (George and Malcom 2005).

Shelly, Chad; Zimmerman, Rachel; Lord, Thomas

2007-07-01

439

Development and successful pilot of a web-based scaleable, distributed curriculum development and management system for medical education.  

PubMed

In response to a need for a comprehensive online curriculum development and management system for medical education at the University of Pittsburgh the author, the Lab for Educational Technology (the Lab), students and faculty developed the Pitt Med Navigator website (Navigator). This completely web-based, distributed, personalized application is used by students and faculty to: 1) create, manage, and rapidly access online course resources; 2) author teaching cases, interactive multimedia presentations, and quizzes; and 3) manage a personal education portal. Four pilot courses and objective evaluations have revealed high student and faculty utilization and a high degree of perceived educational value. PMID:14728572

McGee, James B

2003-01-01

440

Online Math Applications (OMA)  

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A contestant in the Think Quest contest, this site strives to interest students in mathematics through "real world situations." The site gives lessons on the math skills necessary in such familiar areas as Investing, Music, Science, and Road Trips. Each lesson provides copious amounts of information related to the subject, followed by quizzes to test visitors' newly acquired knowledge. A History section reviews the major developments in mathematics over time, and a simulated stock market game allows students to play at playing the market.

1998-01-01

441

Inside the Human Body: The Respiratory System  

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This Web site from the Canadian Lung Association contains an excellent collection of learning resources about the respiratory system for grades 1-12. Content varies according to grade range; for instance, the section for grades 1-3 covers basics of lungs and their function with an illustrated story, coloring book, interactive games, and downloadable worksheets. Older students focus in on smoking, air pollution, and other issues in addition to covering respiratory system biology. As with the section for grades 1-3, resources for older students include loads of extras, such as word games and online quizzes. The site also offers a helpful teachers' guide.

Association, Saskatchewan. L.

442

How Parts of Plants Work Together  

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In this project you will research the different parts of pkants. By the end of the research you will be able to tell each part of the plants and how they work together. Print out this Plant Organizer. Plant Organizer Research with your partners about the parts of the plants. Parts of the Plants Take a look at the roots and stems of a plant. Roots and Stems Fill out your Plant Organizer as you do your research.Plant Parts You can also ask a scientist about things to do with plants. Ask a Scientist? Also here are a few quizzes ...

Caseynicole

2009-10-22

443

Black Holes: The Ultimate Abyss  

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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the mystery of black holes, discussing the three basic sizes and how the characteristics of each type make them different from other black holes. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, audio vocabulary, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Hennig, Lee A.

444

Forest & Shade Tree Pathology  

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Forest & Shade Tree Pathology is a site created by Jim Worrall, a former professor at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The major focus of this resource is the study of tree diseases, "their causes (etiology), factors that affect their spread (epidemiology), ecological and economic impacts, and management." The site is divided into four sections: "Main Topics" such as fungi, root diseases and wilts; "General Topics," which includes quizzes, references, and links to other forest health sites; "Disease Profiles," which includes information on specific diseases like chestnut blight and armillaria root disease; and "Disease Notes," which contains news and updates on specific diseases.

2008-02-01

445

Stargazers  

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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It focuses on how astronomers use light properties, and the doppler-effect (redshift), to determine that stars are moving away from the Earth and the universe is expanding. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, performing extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, audio vocabulary, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Latham, Ted

446

Space Day  

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Space Day '98, to be held on May 21, 1998, celebrates and honors the people who have made space exploration possible. The highlight of the Space Day homepage, maintained by Lockheed Martin Corporation, will be a live interactive webcast all day on May 21. Features of the webcast include experts in the fields of space discussing issues ranging from global collaboration to mysteries that remain. In addition to the webcast, the Space Day '98 home page provides resources for teachers and the curious alike. Mission: Fun allows visitors to test their space knowledge through interactive Shockwave games and quizzes while Teachers' Space provides educators with downloadable lesson plans (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format).

447

Kiwi Conservation Club  

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For over 20 years the Kiwi Conservation Club has been teaching New Zealand children about plants, animals, conservation, and respect for nature. Their website is loaded with several fun ways for kids to engage in learning. The "Wildlife and Wild Places" link has four colorful squares, each with a photo on it, and when scrolled over, the topic of the square is revealed. Visitors will find the following topics: "Wild Places", "Wildlife", "Plant Life", and "Threats and Impacts". The Threats and Impacts square informs visitors of the numerous non-native animals that have been introduced to New Zealand and caused harm to native populations since the 1700s. These "Pest Plants" and "Pest Animals" are explained in further detail by clicking on yet another series of squares, or on the left hand menu. Visitors will definitely enjoy the "Games and Quizzes" section of the website, where there are "Spotlight Games", "Quizzes", and "Match Puzzles". The subject of the Match Puzzles include "Who's My Cousin?", "Where Do I Live?", and "What Puts Me in Danger?"

448

Book Adventure  

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Online since 1999, this reading motivation program and resource center is designed and maintained by the Sylvan Learning Foundation. Designed for students in grades kindergarten through nine, the site allows young people to create their own book lists and take multiple-choice quizzes on the books they've read as well. The site is hosted by the colorful animated duo of Rex Reader (a rather well-read Tyrannosaurus Rex) and Bailey Bookmark, a learned canine who can bark in 14 languages. From the homepage, visitors can browse through the Literacy Calendar, take a look through the current reading resources (compiled by Rex and Bailey themselves), and look through recently recommended books. The "Parents Place" area is a good place for parents to learn about books for children, reading outreach events, and tips for helping their students become passionate about reading. Needless to say, the "Kids Zone" contains some of the helpful quizzes mentioned above and some games that help reading more enjoyable.

449

AUTO-2920 - Introduction to Electric Vehicle Propulsion Systems  

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This four credit course offered by Macomb Community College provides practical training in the theory and basic design aspects of electric vehicle propulsion systems and is a required course for MCCâs Electric Vehicle Development Technology Certificate. Primary subjects covered include rationale for electric vehicles (EVs), safety, battery technologies, basic battery testing, electric machine (motor) types, electric machine operation, power management, power inverters, DC to DC converters, accessory systems, and potential future technologies. Educational materials included are the first day handout, detailed course outcomes, homework (no solutions), labs, pre/post assessments, presentations, sample quizzes/exams, syllabus, and more. If youâre an instructor and need access to homework solutions or complete exams/quizzes, please contact the CAAT. This course is composed of nine modules that can be used to supplement existing courses or can be taught together as a complete course. These modules are The Need for EVs, EV Safety, Introduction to Battery Chemistry, Battery Pack Integration with Vehicle Systems, Electric Machines (DC Motors, AD Induction Asynchronous Motors, Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor, and Switched Reluctance Motors), Power Inverter/Electronic Motor Controls, DC to DC Converters, Vehicle Accessory Systems, and Introduction to Advancing Technology (Fuel Cells, Ultra Capacitors, and Hydraulic Propulsion)

450

Key Steps in Developing a Cognitive Vaccine against Traumatic Flashbacks: Visuospatial Tetris versus Verbal Pub Quiz  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundFlashbacks (intrusive memories of a traumatic event) are the hallmark feature of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, however preventative interventions are lacking. Tetris may offer a ‘cognitive vaccine’ [1] against flashback development after trauma exposure. We previously reported that playing the computer game Tetris soon after viewing traumatic material reduced flashbacks compared to no-task [1]. However, two criticisms need to be

Emily A. Holmes; Ella L. James; Emma J. Kilford; Catherine Deeprose; Kenji Hashimoto

2010-01-01

451

Quiz: Test Your Skin Cancer IQ | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine  

MedlinePLUS

... most dangerous form of skin cancer is melanoma squamous cell carcinoma basal cell carcinoma 4. The most common type of skin cancer is melanoma squamous cell carcinoma basal cell carcinoma 5. Men tend to develop ...

452

Planted Errors in a Scientific Article: A Different Approach for a Science Quiz.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Briefly describes the first Astronomy Olympiad in Israel. Presents an example of deliberately planting errors in a scientific article in order to assess contestants' knowledge and their ability to confront familiar material presented in a nontraditional format. (JRH)

Meidav, Meir; Netzer, Hagai

1995-01-01

453

Quiz: How much do you know about breast cancer? | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine  

MedlinePLUS

... more common in younger women older women adolescents In situ breast cancer refers to cancer that has spread ... than younger women. C is the correct answer. In situ cancer remains at the site where it first ...

454

Development and evaluation of multiple competitive activities in a synchronous quiz game system  

Microsoft Academic Search

Competitive learning activities are among the various learning activities that play a significant role in online learning environments. A competitive learning environment obviously stimulates different feelings in winners and losers, and it is imperative to consider how to design such an environment so as to motivate users. This work describes the design of an online competitive learning environment that involves

Li-Jie Chang; Jie-Chi Yang; Fu-Yun Yu

2003-01-01

455

WhoKnows? Evaluating Linked Data Heuristics with a Quiz that Cleans up DBpedia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Purpose: Linking Open Data (LOD) provides a vast amount of well structured semantic information, but many inconsistencies may occur, especially if the data are generated with the help of automated methods. Data cleansing approaches enable detection of inconsistencies and overhauling of affected data sets, but they are difficult to apply…

Waitelonis, Jorg; Ludwig, Nadine; Knuth, Magnus; Sack, Harald

2011-01-01

456

A Student-Designed Grammar Quiz on the Web: A Constructive Mode of Grammar Instruction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The World Wide Web has frequently been incorporated into second/foreign language (L2 hereafter) course instruction during the past decade. However, many teaching methods essentially employed it as a reactive mode of L2 instruction. Many other methods have been designed to facilitate constructive L2 production. They are, however, limited in their…

Fukushima, Tatsuya

2006-01-01

457

Gravity Gets You Down  

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This site has students understanding that: 1) Without air resistance, all objects would fall at the same acceleration, regardless of mass. 2) Gravity is the force that causes objects to fall. 3) Air resistance, a type of friction, works against gravity to decrease the acceleration of a falling object. Included in this two day lesson plan are the objectives, needed materials, procedures, adaptations for older students, discussion questions, a rubric for assessment, extension activities, suggested reading, links to other sites, vocabulary, and academic standards. Students can click on a vocabulary word to hear its pronunciation and a sentence using the word. Teachers can link to Teaching Tools to create custom worksheets, puzzles, and quizzes. A printable version can be downloaded. Teachers can purchase the video, The Invisible Force, and download comprehension questions and answers.

Discoveryschool.com; Cahill, Mary

2007-12-12

458

Forest Food Webs  

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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the seasonal changes that affect life in a temperate forest ecosystem and how organisms in a temperate forest are dependent on one another for proper nutrition. Students describe the three major types of organisms that live in an ecosystem, three types of consumers, food webs, and food chains. They then create a food web diagram for display in their classrooms. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

2007-03-12

459

Learning About Student Learning In Intermediate Mechanics: Using Research To Improve Instruction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ongoing research in physics education has demonstrated that physics majors often do not develop a working knowledge of basic concepts in mechanics, even after standard instruction in upper-level mechanics courses. A central goal of this work has been to explore the ways in which students make-or do not make-appropriate connections between physics concepts and the more sophisticated mathematics (e.g., differential equations, vector calculus) that they are expected to use. Many of the difficulties that students typically encounter suggest deeply-seated alternate conceptions, while others suggest the presence of loosely or spontaneously connected intuitions. Analysis of results from pretests (ungraded quizzes), written exams, and informal classroom observations are presented to illustrate specific examples of naïve intuitions and related difficulties exhibited by the students. Also presented are examples of instructional strategies that appear to be effective in addressing these difficulties.

Ambrose, Bradley S.

2009-11-01

460

LabLit.com: The Culture of Science in Fiction & Fact  

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Some might be asking themselves: ÂWhat is LabLit? LabLit.com is ÂÂdedicated to real laboratory culture and to the portrayal and perceptions of that culture-science, scientists and labs-in fiction, the media and across popular culture. Edited by the researcher Jennifer Rohn, the site contains a cornucopia of material ranging from humor pieces about laboratory life and culture, interviews with scientists and novelists, and a number of surveys and quizzes. From the homepage, visitors can delve right into some of these materials, which also include a number of online forums where lively debates take place on topics such as the perception of science on television and the stereotypes about those working in the field. The site is rounded out by the ÂLab Lit ListÂ, which contains an extensive list of novels, films, plays, and television programs that fall squarely into this particular genre.

461

Internet Economist  

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The Internet Economist is a self-guided tutorial which offers a very basic lesson in helping economists develop Internet information skills. Written by Libby Miller and Martin Poulter of the Economics Centre of the Learning and Teaching Support Network at the University of Bristol, England, the Internet Economist points to some important economics sites, discusses tools and techniques for Internet searching, and guides users in using the Internet for studying, teaching, and research. This thoughtful tutorial also contains a basket feature, which allows users to mark interesting sites and come back to them later, a glossary, and quizzes at the end of each section. This tutorial will benefit economists and economics students who are relatively new to the Internet.

462

NIHSeniorHealth Health Information for Older Adults  

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The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine recently launched NIHSeniorHealth.gov, a website developed from NIA research on older adults, cognitive aging, and computer usage. This easy-to-use website "makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older" and serves as "a useful tool for family members and friends who are seeking online health information for their older relatives." Topics covered include Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, exercising for older adults, and more. The website offers several options for enhancing usability, including a virtual voice that reads all text aloud. Visitors may also watch video clips (captions available), take short quizzes, or follow links to MEDLINEplus websites for more detailed information.

463

General Chemistry Online!  

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General Chemistry Online, created by Frederick Senese, a professor at Frostburg State University, is a guide and resource for introductory chemistry students. This site provides five areas of information: The Chemistry Home Companion, Just Ask Antoine!, Chemistry Exam Survival Guide, Tutorials, and a Featured Article. The Companion is a study guide covering the basic concepts of an introductory general chemistry course. Topics include measurement, molecules and compounds, and the quantum theory. Just Ask Antoine! allows students to post their chemistry questions. An archived list provides questions and answers for the past year. The Exam Survival Guide provides tips on passing exams, checklists of objectives and skills, and two online practice exams. The Tutorial currently contains only problems and quizzes for the measurement topic. The featured article for February is about Anandamide, a "messenger molecule that plays a role in pain, depression, appetite, memory, and fertility."

Senese, Frederick A.

464

In-class Polling for All Learners  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This resource website for the IPAL project provides a free and open-source Moodle module to support in-class student polling. A stand-alone program for non-Moodle users is also available. This module provides a web-based interface for teachers and students engaged in peer instruction or other classroom quizzing and a database of ready-to-use, peer reviewed questions. Students can use cell phones, laptops, other web-enabled devices, and clickers to respond to in-class polling questions. A goal of the IPAL project is to determine if an analysis of student response patterns during polling sessions may allow an early identification of students who are at risk of dropping a course or dropping out of school.

Junkin, William

2012-06-13

465

BBC-Science & Nature: Animals  

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While it might seem a bit unrealistic to be able to depict the entire kingdom of animals in one website, the BBC does a great job of keeping it manageable. Each of the major sections -- Birds, Mammals, UK Wildlife, Sea Life, Wildfacts, Conservation, More Articles, Pets, and Children's Zone -- offer all sorts of information on the animals of the world. Included are quizzes, articles, video clips, and more. Also of note is a comprehensive look at David Attenborough's series on the Life of Mammals. Included here is a video introduction by Attenborough himself. While packed full of information, this site would serve teachers and students of upper level zoology and biology well as a source for detailed information about the animals of the world.

466

Should students be provided diagrams or asked to draw them while solving introductory physics problems?  

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Drawing appropriate diagrams is a useful problem solving heuristic that can transform a given problem into a representation that is easier to exploit for solving it. A major focus while helping introductory physics students learn problem solving is to help them appreciate that drawing diagrams facilitates problem solution. We conducted an investigation in which 111 students in an algebra-based introductory physics course were subjected to two different interventions during recitation quizzes throughout the semester. They were either (1) asked to solve problems in which the diagrams were drawn for them or (2) explicitly told to draw a diagram. A comparison group was not given any instruction regarding diagrams. We developed a rubric to score the problem-solving performance of students in different intervention groups. Here, we present some surprising results for problems which involve considerations of initial and final conditions.

Maries, Alex; Singh, Chandralekha

2012-05-15

467

CosmoNet  

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CosmoNet provides reference material on theoretical and observational cosmology, including some aspects of astronomy, the Big Bang, theoretical physics and mathematics (such as higher-dimensional geometry). Students may begin with the fundamentals of cosmology or jump ahead into descriptions of string theory. CosmoNet lends itself to use in the classroom, where students may browse informational areas at their own pace, then attempt the two quizzes and games: Virtual Navigator (to test cosmological knowledge) and Constellation Concentration (to learn the constellations). It also provides star maps of constellations, a sky guide, and an image gallery containing scientific illustrations about astronomy, constellations, geometry, physics, mathematics, the solar system, string theory, and the universe.

Stafford, Kate; Corbett, Daniel; Wright, Patrick

1999-01-01

468

Using research to enhance student learning in intermediate mechanics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For many undergraduate physics majors the sophomore/junior level course in intermediate mechanics represents their first step beyond the introductory sequence. Over the past several years research has shown that intermediate mechanics students often encounter conceptual and reasoning difficulties similar to those that arise at the introductory level. Many difficulties suggest deeply-seated alternate conceptions, while others suggest loosely or spontaneously connected intuitions. Furthermore, students often do not connect the physics to the more sophisticated mathematics they are expected to use. This presentation will highlight results from research conducted at Grand Valley State University, the University of Maine (by co-PI Michael Wittmann) and pilot sites in the Intermediate Mechanics Tutorials project. These results, taken from the analysis of pretests (ungraded quizzes), written exams, and classroom observations, will illustrate specific student difficulties as well as examples of guided-inquiry teaching strategies that appear to address these difficulties. (Supported by NSF grants DUE-0441426 and DUE-0442388.)

Ambrose, Bradley

2011-03-01

469

Oracle Education Foundation-ThinkQuest: Patent Wars on AIDS Drugs  

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With the title of Patent Wars on AIDS Drugs: Public Health or Corporate Wealth?, this provocative and informative website won second place in the April 2004 international ThinkQuest contest for websites created by students ages 19 and under. The site was created by a team of students and teacher-coaches from schools in the United States, India, Australia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. The website provides information about: HIV/AIDS; aspects of the pharmaceutical patent wars; characteristics of AIDS drugs; impacts of AIDS and drug availability in different regions of the world; and more. The site also contains a good collection of news stories; quotes; references, and several interactive features including an annotated photo gallery and quizzes for different world regions. The website is available in both English and Spanish.

470

GateWay Community College: Anatomy & Physiology Tutorials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These great anatomy and physiology tutorials were developed by Dr. James Crimando, Chair of the Math and Science Division at GateWay Community College. The interactive tutorials utilize excellent images and illustrations to educate students and others about various regions of the body including the skull, muscles, vertebrae, hand, thyroid gland, and more. Site users are able to explore different views of these corporeal regions such as a lateral view of the lumbar vertebra; interior view of the skull; the posterior view of the heart, and parasaggital views of a sheep brain. Many of the tutorials also allow users to test their anatomical knowledge with interactive quizzes. Note: To reach the tutorials simply select the Anatomy & Physiology Tutorials hyperlink listed in the menu on the left side of the Biological Sciences HomePage.

471

WorldAtlas.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

WorldAtlas.com was created by the maps company Graphic Maps in an "effort to aid students, teachers, travelers and parents with their geography and map questions." The information-rich site lets users explore countries of the world through a wide array of maps, descriptions, current times, flags, populations, land size, and links to other relevant sites. Other items of interest include geography quizzes; a very neat list of the highest, lowest, biggest, smallest, tallest, deepest, oldest, youngest, richest, and poorest places on earth; a geography message board; and more. Although the site employs the use of an annoyingly large amount of pop-up ads, the quality of the material within definitely makes exploring worthwhile.

2002-01-01

472

A Student Response System in an Electronic Classroom: Technology Aids for Large Classroom Instruction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In the fall of 1996, thirteen (13) classrooms on the Ball State campus were equipped with technological aids to enhance learning in large classrooms (for typically 100 students or larger). Each classroom was equipped with the following built-in equipment: computer, zip drive, laser disc player, VCR, LAN and Internet connection, TV monitors, and Elmo overhead camera with large-screen projection system. This past fall semester a student response system was added to a 108-seat classroom in the Physics and Astronomy department for use with large General Education courses. Each student seat was equipped with a hardwired hand-held unit possessing input capabilities and LCD feedback for the student. The introduction of the student response system was added in order enhance more active learning by students in the large classroom environment. Attendance, quizzes, hour exams, and in-class surveys are early uses for the system; initial reactions by student and faculty users will be given.

Ober, D.; Errington, P.; Islam, S.; Robertson, T.; Watson, J.

1997-10-01

473

A comparison of student performance following instruction by interactive videodisc versus conventional laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This experimental study compared an interactive computer/videodisc learning approach to the conventional laboratory approach for learning biology concepts and science process skills. Students at a large midwestern university were randomly assigned to instruction on respiration and biogeography by interactive videodisc or a traditional laboratory investigation teaching the same concepts. The videodisc delivery system consisted of a TRS-80 Model III microcomputer interfaced to a Pioneer laser disc player and a color TV monitor. Results show no statistically significant differences between the two approaches for student grades on laboratory quizzes, laboratory reports, and the laboratory final exam. However, the interactive videodisc group required approximately one-half the classroom time used by the conventional laboratory group. The two approaches appear equivalent when evaluated by traditional learning outcomes, but the interactive videodisc strategy was significantly more time efficient than a traditional laboratory approach.

Leonard, William H.

474

The Presidents of the United States  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Presidents of the United States, an extension of the White House Web site, offers a list of every President that ever served this country. Listed by date of service, this site features a picture along with a brief biography of each American President. Also available are quizzes and interesting trivia facts such as July 4, 1826 --- 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence --- is the day of both President John Adamss and President Thomas Jeffersons death. Equally important, accessible on this page are hyperlinks to the First Ladies site, where pictures and historical data is provided for all of the women who served as First Ladies of the U.S.; and the White House home page, where, among other things, viewers can receive up-to-date information concerning the President, Vice-President, and the latest happenings in Congress.

2001-01-01

475

Just the facts? Introductory undergraduate biology courses focus on low-level cognitive skills.  

PubMed

Introductory biology courses are widely criticized for overemphasizing details and rote memorization of facts. Data to support such claims, however, are surprisingly scarce. We sought to determine whether this claim was evidence-based. To do so we quantified the cognitive level of learning targeted by faculty in introductory-level biology courses. We used Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives to assign cognitive learning levels to course goals as articulated on syllabi and individual items on high-stakes assessments (i.e., exams and quizzes). Our investigation revealed the following: 1) assessment items overwhelmingly targeted lower cognitive levels, 2) the cognitive level of articulated course goals was not predictive of the cognitive level of assessment items, and 3) there was no influence of course size or institution type on the cognitive levels of assessments. These results support the claim that introductory biology courses emphasize facts more than higher-order thinking. PMID:21123690

Momsen, Jennifer L; Long, Tammy M; Wyse, Sara A; Ebert-May, Diane

2010-01-01

476

Comparison of student performance using web and paper-based homework in college-level physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Homework gives students an opportunity to practice important college-level physics skills. A switch to Web-based homework alters the nature of feedback received, potentially changing the pedagogical benefit. Calculus- and algebra-based introductory physics students enrolled in large paired lecture sections at a public university completed homework of standard end-of-the-chapter exercises using either the Web or paper. Comparison of their performances on regular exams, conceptual exams, quizzes, laboratory, and homework showed no significant differences between groups; other measures were found to be strong predictors of performance. This indicates that the change in medium itself has limited effect on student learning. Ways in which Web-based homework could enable exercises with greater pedagogical value are discussed.

Bonham, Scott W.; Deardorff, Duane L.; Beichner, Robert J.

2003-12-01

477

American Geosciences Institute: Curriculum Materials and Archives  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has produced high-quality educational materials for decades, and its website is a great resource for teachers working in the physical sciences. On the site, visitors can take advantage of collections created to support thematic textbooks or peruse online programs such as EarthInquiry. This particular resource contains a series of web-based and print investigations that allow students "to explore geoscience phenomena using global, national, and local data." The site also contains a physical geology lab manual designed for use in college classrooms and materials for high school students, including an Earth science curriculum complete with classroom activities and quizzes. The site is rounded out by a set of links to content created by other organizations.

2012-01-01

478

Just the Facts? Introductory Undergraduate Biology Courses Focus on Low-Level Cognitive Skills  

PubMed Central

Introductory biology courses are widely criticized for overemphasizing details and rote memorization of facts. Data to support such claims, however, are surprisingly scarce. We sought to determine whether this claim was evidence-based. To do so we quantified the cognitive level of learning targeted by faculty in introductory-level biology courses. We used Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives to assign cognitive learning levels to course goals as articulated on syllabi and individual items on high-stakes assessments (i.e., exams and quizzes). Our investigation revealed the following: 1) assessment items overwhelmingly targeted lower cognitive levels, 2) the cognitive level of articulated course goals was not predictive of the cognitive level of assessment items, and 3) there was no influence of course size or institution type on the cognitive levels of assessments. These results support the claim that introductory biology courses emphasize facts more than higher-order thinking.

Long, Tammy M.; Wyse, Sara A.; Ebert-May, Diane

2010-01-01

479

Learning Radiology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website is produced by William Herring, MD, who is the Vice-Chairman and Radiology Residency Program Director at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. Resources featured on the website include images, lectures, notes, as well as quizzes and flashcards. The lectures under the heading âÂÂMedical Studentsâ provide an overview of chest, bone, cardiac and GI radiology. These short lessons are intended for beginning students and those who are new to the field of radiology. Students can also test their diagnostic skills and knowledge gained from the lectures in the âÂÂcase of the weekâ section. The wealth of radiology resources and its straightforward layout makes this website a perfect resource for medical students and professionals entering the fields of Radiologic Technology and Radiology.

Herring, William

2007-04-11

480

Partnership for Environmental Education and Rural Health: Middle School Teacher Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Integrative Curricula follows an adventure story in which the characters (young middle-school aged students) travel in time and space to different parts of the world where they are faced with various health problems which they are required to solve. Each "Lesson Set" consists of one- to three-class period lessons which contain lesson plans, class activities and games, worksheets, handouts, and quizzes. "Lesson Sets" come packaged with a Teacher Guide that introduces the lessons and provides background information for the teacher. Curricular Modules - consists of two Environmental Health Science curricula for Middle Schools. 1) Integrated Curricula - integrating environmental health science into science and non-science classes and 2) Life Science Curricula - directed toward promotion of middle school life science education.

Health, Partnership F.

481

BAM! Body and Mind: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

BAM! Body and Mind was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for kids and teachers. The site offers a fun, interactive approach to raising kids' awareness of health issues, and ways to make their bodies and minds stronger. Topics covered include nutrition and fitness, disease, mental health, peer pressure and relationships. The site is also a resource for teachers who want to incorporate health issues into the classroom. In designing this site, the CDC collaborated with teachers to find out which health and science issues would be most applicable to their students and would complement their existing lesson plans. Kids and teachers can benefit from interactive features such as activity cards and online quizzes that utilize colorful graphics. BAM! is an educational and fun way for kids to learn about keeping their bodies and minds healthy, strong and safe. TJS

2007-12-12

482

Department of Accounting Writing Tutorials - University of Iowa  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

From the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business, these writing tutorials are a gift to those who struggle to compose business communications. The site is divided up into sections discussing the writing process, grammar, style, and reference materials. Some modules also have quizzes to help visitors review each part as they finish it. There are also samples of business documents and letters, personal business letters, and inter-business letters for students to review when writing their own. The "Writing Workshop" link also offers a chance for you to revise badly- or incorrectly-worded sentences for practice. This is a handy site for anyone looking to gain skills in business, personal, or academic writing. It is also a handy resource for instructors looking to boost their students' writing ability.

2006-12-18

483

Impact of an Elective Diabetes Course on Student Pharmacists' Skills and Attitudes  

PubMed Central

Objective To assess the impact of an elective diabetes course on student pharmacists' skills and attitudes about diabetes management. Design A 1-credit elective course on diabetes was developed that included a 1-week simulation experience during which students completed daily insulin injections, glucose checks, carbohydrate counts, and kept a daily log. Assessment A preintervention and postintervention survey was administered to assess students' attitudes toward and confidence in performing and teaching patients various diabetes self-management skills. Students' confidence in performing and teaching diabetes self-management skills significantly improved. Students' reflective writing assignment, diabetes logbook, weekly quizzes, and group presentation were also evaluated. Conclusion A diabetes elective, which included a 1-week simulation of living as a diabetic patient, was an effective teaching method to increase students' confidence in performing and teaching diabetes self-management skills.

Bumgardner, Melissa A.; Brown, Michael C.; Frueh, Janice

2010-01-01

484

Scattering Seeds  

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In this lesson, students will: 1) Investigate how seeds are dispersed. 2) Understand the variety of seed dispersal that exists in the plant kingdom. 3) Understand how factors in the natural environment can effect how far a seed is dispersed. Included in this one to two day lesson plan are the objectives, needed materials, procedures, adaptations for older students, discussion questions, an evaluation, extensions, suggested reading, links to other sites, vocabulary, and academic standards. Students will collect a variety of seeds and design a wind-dispersed seed mechanism. They can click on a vocabulary word to hear its pronunciation and a sentence using the word. Teachers can purchase the video, The Private Life of Plants 5-Pack (Branching Out) and download comprehension questions and answers. They can link to Teaching Tools to create custom worksheets, puzzles, and quizzes. A printable version of this lesson plan can be downloaded.

Discoveryschool.com; Cahill, Mary

2007-01-01

485

Historyworld: History and Timelines  

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One million words of history can seem a bit daunting, but not when it is divided into 300 narratives and 10,000 events. That's the basic format of the Historyworld site, which was created by Bamber Gascoigne. The narratives are all linked together, and visitors will find that the homepage rotates through different selections, including the history of painting and the history of Andean civilization, just to name a few. Visitors can click on the "Histories" link to view an alphabetical list of the subjects covered. Each narrative history contains a brief outline and a link to an interactive timeline, complete with additional links. Moving on, the site also offers a set of quizzes, which include a timer for a bit of extra drama.

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Chemical Education Digital Library (ChemEd DL)  

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ChemEd DL provides exemplary digital resources, tools, and online services to aid in teaching and learning chemistry by offering access to multiple collections and services from the the Journal of Chemical Education, the American Chemical Society Education Division and the ChemCollective. Major resources center on the periodic table and properties of the elements, molecular and solid-state structures, videos showing chemical reactions, questions for homework and quizzes, virtual laboratories, and wiki-based textbooks. Major services include a course-management system (Moodle) into which resources are easily added, a tool for organizing wiki-textbooks into course units, and a series of high-school-chemistry lesson plans incorporating online resources.

2008-12-10

487

National Postal Museum  

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Opened in 1993, the National Postal Museum is located in the City Post Office Building in Washington DC. Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the Postal Museum also contains a 40,000 volume research library, along with an online, searchable catalog of their holdings. Young students will enjoy the variety of online games, such as a scavenger hunt, a jigsaw puzzle, and quizzes about postal history. The site also features seven online exhibits, including ones dealing with the stamp issued to commemorate the life of Roberto Clemente, the role of the mail carrier in the Klondike Gold Rush, and those postal service employees who lost their lives aboard the Titanic. For those visitors with additional questions about the museum, the staff has provided a section of answers to frequently asked questions, such as "How is the National Postal Museum funded?" and "How are stamp subjects chosen?"

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Plate Tectonics Learning Module  

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This plate tectonics unit was designed to be used with a college course in physical geography. Subject matter covered includes: the development of the theory including Wegener's Continental Drift Hypothesis and the existence of Pangaea, Harry Hess and his work on sea-floor spreading, and the final theory. It points out that global features such as deep oceanic trenches, mid-ocean ridges, volcanic activity, and the location of earthquake epicenters can now be related to the story of plate tectonics, since most geological activity occurs along plate boundaries. Divergent, convergent and transform plate boundaries are discussed in detail. This module contains a study guide and outline notes, study questions, and practice quizzes. One feature of the module is a web exploration section with links to twelve outside sites that augment the instruction.

Haberlin, Rita

489

The Fossil Record  

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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 9-12. It centers around fossils found in the Burgess Shale in western Canada. Topics include body shapes of fossils found, the movement of organisms from oceans to land, and whether organisms existed that did not fossilize. This part of geologic history began in the Cambrian Sea about 540 million years ago. The resource includes objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, extensions, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, an audio-enhanced vocabulary list, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

Wu, Lisa

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Development and evaluation of a computer-assisted learning module on glomerulonephritis for medical students.  

PubMed

An interactive computer-assisted learning (CAL) module on glomerulonephritis, previously identified by fourth-year medical students as a difficult topic, was developed. The module comprised background material, case studies, graphics, animation, video and supporting quizzes with feedback. The impact of the module on student learning was evaluated by comparing the performance of two matched groups of students, only one of which accessed the CAL module, in an online assessment. The analysis examined the effect of having completed a clinical term in renal medicine. A significant improvement in the performance of those students who used the CAL module was demonstrated. Unexpectedly, completing a renal medicine term had no beneficial influence on students' performance. Students who used the CAL module perceived a significant decrease in the difficulty of the topic. It is concluded that the module is an effective learning tool, but important caveats are noted associated with using CAL modules in redesigned medical curricula. PMID:12193326

Velan, Gary M; Killen, Mark T; Dziegielewski, Mark; Kumar, Rakesh K

2002-07-01

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Ichthyology at the Florida Museum of Natural History  

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Given its proximity to numerous large and biologically diverse ecosystems, it is not surprising to learn that the Florida Museum of Natural History has developed such a lovely website that corrals a great deal of interesting and interactive materials on the study of fish. From the homepage, visitors can dive into the ten or so topical headings, include those dealing with sharks, tropical fish research, South Florida, and an amazing ichthyology collection. The newly developed South Florida section is a must-see, as it provides a strong introduction to the complex aquatic environments that make the region so unique, along with providing a glossary of terms, a few quizzes, and several word search puzzles for the younger set. Overall, the educational material presented here is very strong, and would prove to be a nice complement to younger students' classroom work on marine biology in particular.

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After-School Educator's Guide to OLogy: Paleontology  

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This comprehensive guide to the Paleontology section of OLogy, the Museum's science Web site for kids, explains how after-school educators can make the most of the site. It focuses on dinosaurs because that's what kids are most familiar with. An introduction to the Big Ideas in Paleontology brings educators up to speed on how scientists study early life on Earth, what kind of information the fossil record contains, and why dinosaurs are not extinct. A Site Map shows where to locate all Paleontology resources, from stories to quizzes to hands-on-activities. Paleontology units offer ways to combine different types of resources around a topic. Follow-up questions encourage inquiry-based learning. Wrap-Up Paleo Projects suggests fun ways to wrap up any of these units. A Links and Resources section lists recommended paleontology-related books and Web sites for educators and for kids. A glossary of paleontological terms wraps up the guide.

493

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: Public Education  

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The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is a professional association composed of close to 5,000 immunologists and allergists "dedicated to improving the quality of patient care in allergy and immunology through research, advocacy and professional and public education." In alignment with its educational goals, ACAAI offers a variety of online information about allergies and asthma for the general public. For example, this website offers concise information pages about numerous topics relating to allergies and asthma such as Pregnancy and Asthma, Dust Mites, Hives, Food Allergies, and Asthma Control Guidelines. ACAAI also offers advice about when one should consult an allergist and provides an online Allergist Locator service, and a nationwide allergist telephone referral service. Other useful site offerings include health care-related information, frequently asked questions, interactive quizzes, and a glossary.

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USDA: Educators and Students  

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has compiled these resources for use by educators and students who wish to learn about agricultural statistics from around the country. Teachers should head straight for the Teachers' Desk area. Here they will find quizzes, classroom activities in English and Spanish, and word jumbles designed for students in the younger grades. The Core Historical Literature of Agriculture area contains dozens of key agricultural texts such as those dealing with the cultivation of the soy bean and reports from state agricultural stations. Visitors shouldn't miss the U.S. Agricultural Facts area as it features recent statistics that deal with farm populations, income, financial indicators, and employment. The site is rounded out by the Agriculture in the Classroom area, which contains state agricultural profiles and classroom activities.

2012-10-12

495

Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page  

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Created by a meteorologist, this weather site is for students from 6 to 16 years old and their parents. Information and experiments are provided about radar, tornadoes, clouds, precipitation, lightning, humidity, satellites, temperature, forecasting, hurricanes, wind, and climate. While in the tornado section, students can click on any state on the map to get a hourly weather report, state forecast, zone forecast, short term forecast, forecast discussion, weather summary, public information, climate data, hydro and aviation products, watches, special weather, and warnings and advisories for that state. Lightning safety tips, interactive games and puzzles, related weather games and puzzles, weather quizzes, outline maps of the continents and parts of the United States, and links to other sites can be found. Students can email the author with questions.

Scatterfield, Dan

2007-12-12

496

Using Multimedia to Teach College Students the Concepts of Electricity and Magnetism  

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Introductory college physics students have various preconceptions about the concepts of introductory electricity and magnetism. Using pretests, quizzes, and semi-clinical oral interviews, students' preconceptions in eight categories were examined: (i) existence of electric and magnetic fields, (ii) sources of electric and magnetic fields, (iii) representation of fields, (iv) superposition of fields, (v) relationship between electric and magnetic fields, (vi) relationship between gravitational and electric fields, (vii) relationship between gravitational and magnetic fields, and (viii) the behavior of magnets. Multimedia lessons based on the Karplus learning cycle were developed to address the students' misconceptions. Using posttests and semi-clinical oral interviews, the multimedia lessons were found to be effective in helping a majority of the students to better understand the concepts of electricity and magnetism.

Adrian, Brian W.

2012-05-20

497

Forest Food Webs  

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This lesson plan is part of the DiscoverySchool.com lesson plan library for grades 6-8. It focuses on the seasonal changes that affect life in a temperate forest ecosystem and how organisms in a temperate forest are dependent on one another for proper nutrition. Students describe the three major types of organisms that live in an ecosystem, three types of consumers, food webs, and food chains. They then create a food web diagram for display in their classrooms. Included are objectives, materials, procedures, discussion questions, evaluation ideas, suggested readings, and vocabulary. There are videos available to order which complement this lesson, and links to teaching tools for making custom quizzes, worksheets, puzzles and lesson plans.

498

Great American Speeches  

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This new companion site from PBS offers an excellent collection of speeches, some with audio and video clips, from many of the nation's "most influential and poignant speakers of the recorded age." In the Speech Archives, users will find a timeline of significant 20th-century events interspersed with the texts of over 90 speeches, some of which also offer background and audio or video clips. Additional sections of the site include numerous activities for students: two quizzes in the American History Challenge, Pop-Up Trivia, A Wordsmith Challenge, Critics' Corner and Could You be a Politician? which allows visitors to try their hand at reading a speech off of a teleprompter.

499

Basic Immunology  

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Some individuals might blanch at the idea of a "basic" immunology overview, but Professor Vladimir V. Klimov provides just such a resource on this site. As the homepage notes, the site is designed to assist undergraduate students learning about the basics of immunology through essays, images, animations, quizzes, case histories, and external links. Visitors can begin by looking over the "Table of Contents" area, which includes seven complete chapters of information. These chapters include "The Immune Responses", "Effector Activity", and "Functional Organization of the Immune System". While some of the materials on the site require a paid subscription, there's enough free material here to get students on their way to learning more about this field of study.

Klimov, Vladimir V.

500

LabWrite: Transforming Lab Reports from Busy Work to Meaningful Learning Opportunities  

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Lab reports are the dreaded assignments of the laboratory course. Students dislike them, because they can be tedious and time-consuming. Instructors dislike them, because they significantly increase the grading load. For this reason, lab reports are often omitted or replaced by alternatives such as responses to lab questions, fill-in-the-blank lab manual exercises, or lab quizzes. Despite its negative associations, the lab reports can help students learn how to write scientifically using an authentic scientific writing genre that allows them to formulate hypotheses, make inferences based on findings, and develop scientific arguments--cornerstones of scientific literacy. Students are also more apt to revisit the lab procedure and reflect on the experiment when writing lab reports. Reflecting on the lab in conjunction with putting the lab in their own words provides students a very effective tool for learning the science of the lab.

Wiebe, Eric; Carter, Michael; Ferzli, Miriam

2005-11-01