Climate and the Cryosphere Assessments

There are several options for assessment of student understanding of material introduced in this lab. Choose from the following lists, or create your own assessments.

Stop and Think Questions

You can assess student understanding of topics addressed at key points within each lab by grading their written responses to the Stop and Think questions or by using Stop and Think questions as part of whole-class or small group discussions. You can download individual files below or download this

containing all of the Stop and Think Questions and Suggested Answers.

  • Lab 1 Stop and Think Questions (PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 190kB Jan2 13)) (Word (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 55kB Aug6 18));
  • Lab 2 Stop and Think Questions (PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 431kB Aug28 15)) (Word (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 270kB Aug6 18));
  • Lab 3 Stop and Think Questions (PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 38kB Aug28 15)( (Word (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 22kB Aug6 18);
  • Lab 4 Stop and Think Questions (PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 45kB Jan10 13)) (Word (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 23kB Aug6 18));
  • Lab 5 Stop and Think Questions (PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 61kB Aug28 15)) (Word (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 24kB Aug6 18));
  • Lab 6 Stop and Think Questions (PDF (Acrobat (PDF) 69kB Jan10 13)) (Word (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 62kB Aug6 18));

Individual Lab Assessments

Use these Written Tests at the end of each lab to assess whether students have met the stated learning goals for the investigation. You can download individual files below or download this

containing all of the Lab Written Tests and Test Keys.

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End of Module Assessment

Assess students' ability to answer the Key Questions addressed by the Climate and the Cryosphere module.

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