Types of Conceptual Questions (CQs): Laboratory Questions
Students use graphs, tables, and other data to predict and/or explain what happens in an experimental situation. Much of the analysis and interpretation of laboratory work could be used as a basis for assessing conceptual understanding if the laboratory is not constructed in a cookbook fashion.
Example of Laboratory Question
The figure is a plot of temperature versus time for
(a) a pure liquid freezing.
(b) a pure liquid boiling.
(c) a solution freezing.
(d) a solution boiling.
(e) It is impossible to tell.