Geoscience Literacy Exam (GLE) Question Selection

This form is for those testing GLE questions in the classroom, but not a full InTeGrate module or course. Please select the questions that are relevant to your course. Based on combined interest, a common set of questions will be prepared. You receive access to the full question set after registering as a tester.

To maintain control of these questions, any GLE questions must be administered in a secure environment. They must be proctored and questions can NOT be returned to students. You are encouraged to use any GLE questions that pertain to your course, remembering to maintain control of the questions.

Step 1: View GLE Questions

To determine which questions you would like to use, please read through the available GLE questions (Note: this is a private page. Access is granted once you've registered and been approved. The GLE link will prompt you to sign in to your SERC account to view). Then, select the questions you would like to use below. It may help to have the questions open in a separate window as you decide.

Step 2: Select GLE Questions to Test

Earth Science Literacies
Earth Science 1Earth Scientists use repeatable observations and testable ideas to understand and explain our planet.

Earth Science 2Earth is 4.6 billion years old.

Earth Science 3Earth is a complex system of interacting rock, water, air, and life.

Earth Science 4Earth is continuously changing.

Earth Science 5Earth is the water planet.

Earth Science 6Life evolves on a dynamic Earth and continuously modifies Earth.

Earth Science 7Humans depend on Earth for resources.

Earth Science 8Natural Hazards pose risks to humans.

Earth Science 9Humans significantly alter the Earth.

Climate Literacies
Climate 1The sun is the primary source of energy for Earth's climate system.

Climate 2Climate is regulated by complex interactions among components of the Earth System.

Climate 3Life on Earth depends on, is shaped by, and affects climate.

Climate 4Climate varies over space and time through both natural and man-made processes.

Climate 6Human activities are impacting the Earth System.

Climate 7Climate change will have consequences for the Earth System and human lives.

Ocean Literacies
Ocean 1The Earth has one big ocean with many features.

Ocean 2The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth.

Ocean 3The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.

Ocean 4The ocean makes Earth habitable.

Ocean 5The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.

Ocean 6The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

Ocean 7The ocean is largely unexplored.

Atmospheric Literacies
Atmospheric 1Earth has a thin atmosphere that sustains life.

Atmospheric 2Energy from the Sun drives atmospheric processes.

Atmospheric 3Atmospheric circulations transport matter and energy.

Atmospheric 4Earth's atmosphere changes over time and space, giving rise to weather.

Atmospheric 6We seek to understand the past, present, and future behavior of Earth's atmosphere through scientific observation and reasoning.

Atmospheric 7Earth's atmosphere and humans are inextricably linked.

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