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Gallery Walk Questions about Energy and Material Cycles

This material was originally created for Starting Point:Introductory Geology
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.

created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University

The following are potential questions that could be used in a gallery walk activity about energy and material cycles. The questions are organized according to the cognitive level at which students are engaged, using Bloom's Taxonomy.

Knowledge

1. State the physical, chemical or biological processes associated with these environments
Pelagic ocean zone, California Coast
Cave, Indiana
Barrier island beach, North Carolina
Sand dune, Dunes National Park, Colorado
Wetland, Michigan

2. Explore interactions among the major components of the Earth system–continents, oceans, atmosphere, ice, and life, If students have trouble, follow up with these questions: How would humidity impact the lithosphere? How would humidity impact biosphere? How does temperature impact the lithosphere? How does temperature impact the hydrosphere? How does temperature impact the biosphere? How do rocks and minerals impact the lithosphere? How do rocks and minerals impact the hydrosphere? How does water impact the lithosphere? How does water impact the biosphere? How does water impact the atmosphere?

3. Discuss the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, water, phosphorus, rocks through the earth system.

Comprehension

Application

Analysis

If the tilt of the earth increased/decreased (have two columns, one for each answer), what would happen to the Earth's a) weather systems b) rock cycle c) water cycle d) carbon cycle.

Synthesis

Evaluation




Visit the introduction to Gallery Walks for more information about using Gallery Walks in your classes.

Learn more about creating questions for Gallery Walk using Bloom's Taxonomy

To see a more fully fleshed out example of a Gallery Walk activity, check out either Weather Map Interpretation or Soil Morphology.