lives with her parents in Haifa, Israel. Their home located in a beautiful Area
that overlooks the sea from Carmel Mountain.
summer Lea went to La Paz, Bolivia, to a family visit. La Paz is a big city located
at an elevation of
roughly 3,650 m above sea level.During her first days
in La Paz she has suffered from headaches , dizziness and
weakness. At the end of the week she felt much better.
can you explain Lea's symptoms first time in Bolivia, regarding her living in
Carmel mountain all her life?
Before answering please play the folowing simulation: (notice how number of gas particles, temperature and volume effect gas pressure measured on a manometer).
I think the question is very good and interesting to read. It is also connected to everiday life, which makes it even better.
I have a little problem with the distractors - all the answer options are very long and similar to each other. It rsembles more a reading comprehension task then a scientific one. Students who are good at understanding science, but have a problem concentrating (like ADD students), will find this question very difficult, despite understand the topic very well, becouse of the way the answers are written.
I think you should rephrase the different answer options, so they will be less similar to each other. also, there are some sentences that are present in each answer option. You could add those sentences to the question as additional information, and thus make the answers sorter and more clear.
Regarding the information layers, I couldn`t open the animation but I saw it with you in class and I thing it helps to understand the topic. Also the point on the map is relevant to the question.
I agree with you that generally short answers are more comfortable for reading and understending. However , when
I tried to shorten the answers and expand the information in question, the result was not good in my eyes. . Answers became less clear and less educateable.
Also, the level of thinking of the question decreased and was not challenging enough so I decided to leave the question as it is. Thank you very much for your importent comment.