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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: Oldest Rock Dating #1 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The world's oldest known rock is approximately 4 billion (4,000 million) years old. What are the approximate relative percentages of parent and daughter isotopes for Uranium-238 and Lead-206 (half-life = 4.5 ...

ConcepTest: Magnetic Polarity at Oceanic Ridge #2 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The figure below represents a magnetic profile across an oceanic ridge system. Which pairs of letters indicate matching intervals of normal polarity. a. B, H b. B, G c. B, D c. C, F

ConcepTest: Temperature and Depth of Rock Formation #2 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The diagram below illustrates five potential combinations of temperature and depth that are characteristic of different rock types. Answer the question that follows using the diagram. Which letter is the best ...

ConcepTest: Temperature and Depth of Rock Formation #4 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The diagram below illustrates five potential combinations of temperature and depth that are characteristic of different rock types. Answer the question that follows using the diagram. Which letter is the best ...

ConcepTest: Cooling History of Magma #2 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The lines shown on the idealized graph below illustrate the cooling histories for the four magmas listed below, i.e., the lines illustrate how magma temperature decreased with time. What rock is best represented by ...

ConcepTest: Cooling History of Magma #3 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The lines shown on the idealized graph below illustrate the cooling histories for the four magmas listed below, i.e., the lines illustrate how magma temperature decreased with time. What rock is best represented by ...

ConcepTest: Seismic Waves #3 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
Examine the diagram below that shows a cut-away view of a section of Earth's crust containing a fault. Answer the question below assuming that an earthquake originated at the focus shown on the fault surface. ...

ConcepTest: Rock Cycle Temperature Profile #1 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following is best represented by the graph? a. sediment is lithified to form sedimentary rock b. ...

ConcepTest: Rock Cycle Temperature Profile #4 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following is best represented by the graph? a. magma forms a plutonic igneous rock that is then uplifted b. ...

ConcepTest: Rock Cycle Temperature Profile #5 part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:ConcepTests:Examples
The graph below illustrates how the temperature changed with time for part of the rock cycle. Which of the following is best represented by the graph? a. magma forms a plutonic igneous rock that is then uplifted to ...