- A library of physics ConcepTest questions is available and can be accessed on the world wide web at http://galileo.harvard.edu. Links to astronomy and biology sites, under construction in connection with the Galileo project, can be found here.
- A primary source of ConcepTests for use in Chemistry classrooms is the ConcepTest Website located at http://www.chem.wisc.edu/~concept/ This website contains ConcepTests suitable for use at all levels of Chemistry and is indexed by subdiscipline and by topic. Contributions to the website are requested and can be made by sending email to
NSF Curriculum Reform Projects:
The following websites provide overviews of the New Traditions and ChemLinks Curriculum Reform Projects, which help to support and disseminate ConcepTests for Chemistry.
ConcepTest Video Tape:
The New Traditions Project has produced a videotape illustrating how ConcepTests can be used to promote active learning in large lectures. Four teachers at the University of Wisconsin - Madison are shown in actual classes, each using this innovation in a slightly different manner. In all cases the objective is to encourage the students to process information for themselves and not simply to record passively the instructor's lecture. Arthur Ellis and Lorena Tribe are shown teaching Chemistry 109 (General & Analytical Chemistry, a science/engineering majors course), Charles Casey is shown teaching Chemistry 343 (Introductory Organic Chemistry), and G. Earl Peace is shown teaching Chemistry 103 (General Chemistry, a nonmajors course). Although each of these classes enrolls more than 150 students, the techniques shown have also been found to be effective in much smaller classes. Copies of this videotape are available in limited quantity. If you would like to receive a complimentary copy, please contact G. Earl Peace, Jr., at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone (608-262-8674) or fax (608-265-8094).
1. Mazur, E. Peer Instruction: A User's Manual; Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1997.
2. Hake, R.R. American Journal of Physics, 1998, 66(1), 64-74.
4. Landis, C.R., Ellis, A.B., Lisensky, G.C., Lorenz, J.K., Meeker, K., Wamser, C.C. Chemistry ConcepTests: A Pathway to Interactive Classrooms, Prentice Hall, Inc., in preparation. Preprints of this booklet are available; email email@example.com for more information.
Tell me more about this technique:
Description, Purpose, and Limits
Goals, Use, and Examples
Variations, Analysis, and Pro/Cons
Theory, Links, and Sources
Art Ellis, Clark Landis, and Katie Meeker
View Entire Technique