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David Steer and David McConnell at the University of Akron are creating and reviewing ConcepTests for introductory geoscience courses. If anyone would like to test existing questions or submit additional questions, please contact them.

This collection was created with funding from the National Science Foundation, (DUE-0087894).

Introductory geoscience students may attempt to deal with the material by trying to simply memorize it. McConnell et al. (2003) suggest that geoscience ConcepTests should be additionally restricted to the level of comprehension or application in Bloom's taxonomy.


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ConcepTest: Oceans by South America #1 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Examine the image of part of the South American continent and neighboring oceans. (Image courtesy the National Geophysical Data Center.) Where is a passive continental margin located? a. A b. B

ConcepTest: Earth Timeline - oldest known rock part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Carefully examine the relative positions of the lettered arrows on the timeline below and estimate the ages represented by each arrow. Identify which letter corresponds most closely to the age of the oldest known ...

ConcepTest: Earth Timeline - Formation of the Earth part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Carefully examine the relative positions of the lettered arrows on the timeline below and estimate the ages represented by each arrow. Identify which letter corresponds most closely to the formation of Earth. a. C ...

ConcepTest: Injection Wells part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Liquid hazardous waste is disposed off by pumping it down injection wells. Which well location would be the most suitable to use for an injection well? a. A b. B c. C

ConcepTest: Oceans by South America #2 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Examine the image of part of the South American continent and neighboring oceans. (Image courtesy the National Geophysical Data Center.) Which pair of sites is best described as located on or near a continental ...

ConcepTest: Groundwater Transport of Liquid Waste part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Large volumes of liquid waste were dumped into the sands of the Cape Cod aquifer at Otis Air Base. Groundwater flow transported the waste toward Falmouth. How long would it take for the waste to appear in water ...

ConcepTest: Oceans by South America #3 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Examine the image of part of the South American continent and neighboring oceans. (Image courtesy the National Geophysical Data Center.) Which pair of sites is most likely located on a continental slope? a. A & ...

ConcepTest: Relationship Between Stream Discharge, Depth and Velocity part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
A stream channel is widened by erosion, but stream discharge is unchanged. Which of the following statements must be true? a. depth increased and/or velocity increased b. depth decreased and/or velocity increased ...

ConcepTest: Stream Diversion Structure #2 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The town of Pleasantville is located at a meander bend in a floodplain. In order to reduce the threat of property loss due to erosion, Pleasantville's engineer proposes the construction of the diversion ...

ConcepTest: Ocean Current Transport part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
A shipment of rubber elephants falls overboard at location A on the map below. Ocean currents transport the elephants around the ocean in which sequence? a. A - G - B - F - E - A b. A - E - C - G - A c. A - G - C - ...