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ConcepTest: Ice Sheets and Water Depth

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell, David Steer, Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn

Question:

Ice sheets covered much of the Northern Hemisphere one million years ago during part of the last ice age. How did this affect the depth of water in the oceans?

a. Oceans were shallower than today
b. Oceans were deeper than today
c. Oceans were the same depth as today

Student Responses:

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Subject

Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:History and evolution of Earth's climate, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

Climate, Earth's Cycles:Hydrologic Cycle, Oceans, Atmosphere

Topics

Ocean:Physical Oceanography, Time/Earth History, Climate