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Gallery Walk Questions on Karst

This material is replicated on a number of sites as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service Project

created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University

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


When a stalactite meets a stalagmite the result is a ? .


Diagram in cross section with proper lithologic symbols, how a spring and a disappearing stream would form.


Given a growth rate of approximately 2 cm/100 yrs. How long before a stalagmite reaches 5 m in height?


What is the relationship between the effectiveness of the solution process and local hydrology, bedrock, organisms, and the atmosphere?


Devise a plan to deal with groundwater contamination in a karst region. Consider the budgetary and political realities of any recommendation you make.


All the caves in the County are owned and managed privately. Given the need to preserve these unique natural resources for a public starved of recreational opportunities is there a better way for managing the caves for future generations? Consider the political and economic situation of the County in developing your answer.

Visit this 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.