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Gallery Walk Questions about Glaciers

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 glaciers. The questions are organized according to the cognitive level at which students are engaged, using Bloom's Taxonomy.

Knowledge

What is the bowl-shaped hollow from which alpine glaciers originate?

Comprehension

Limitation and benefit imposed on crops planted on an outwash plain.

Application

1. Create a graph, properly labeling axes, showing the relationship between albedo and temperature.

2. Create graph, properly labeling axes, showing the relationship between worldwide glacier ice volume and sea level.

Analysis

What inputs/outputs are associated with glacier mass balance?

Synthesis

Draw up an ice age highway route highlighting the most interesting glacier features in Michigan.
Describe a minimum of ? stops.

Evaluation

1. Rank the magnitude of inputs/outputs associated with glacier mass balance for two locations: central Antarctica and Mt. Kilimanjaro.

2. Look at the posted topographic quadrangle. Argue for/against the development potential on this map of glacial features. Place a red sticker on where the glacial features depicted on the map preclude development and justify your assessment. Describe (comprehension) the types of landforms present. Place a green sticker on where the glacial features depicted on the map could tolerate development and justify your assessment. Describe (knowledge) the types of landforms present.

3. Look at the posted topographic quadrangle. Argue for/against the gravel development potential on this map of glacial features. Place a red sticker on where the glacial features depicted on the map are unlikely to yield significant amounts of gravel and justify your assessment. Describe (knowledge) the types of landforms present. Place a green sticker on where the glacial features depicted on the map are promising for gravel and justify your assessment. Describe (knowledge) the types of landforms present.




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.