A Few Question Banks

One of the more challenging aspects of teaching with clickers is coming up with questions that engage students and promote class-wide and small-group discussion.  Fortunately, some instructors have shared online the clicker questions they’ve developed.  Here are a few question banks I’ve found.

  • Astronomy ConcepTests, Paul Green, Harvard University – features questions for introductory astronomy courses
  • Chemistry ConcepTests, University of Wisconsin – includes questions for general, organic, analytic, inorganic, and physical chemistry, as well as biochemistry
  • Earth Science ConcepTests, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College – features questions on 11 different Earth science topics, including surface processes, solid earth, and time / Earth history
  • Physics ConcepTests, University of Colorado-Boulder – includes questions on mechanics, electricity and magnetism, energy and the environment, and the physics of sound and music
  • Project Math QUEST, Carroll College – includes questions for precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations, as well as links to other mathematics question banks

Do you know of any online question banks, particularly any in the social sciences, humanities, or professional disciplines?

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