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Geoscience Concept Inventory

This material was originally created for On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.
Henrietta Laustsen, University of Colorado
Course: Introduction to Physical Geology
185 students
Surveying students to assess their prior knowledge can help you figure out what topics to focus on in your teaching. It may also help you to identify students' misconceptions.

The Activity

Beginning in 2006, we plan to use the Geoscience Concept Inventory (more info) developed by Julie Libarkin and Steve Anderson.