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Gallery Walk Questions about the Ocean

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created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University

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


Tell how the ocean's energy (column one) and water exchange (column two) impact the atmosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere?



Discuss the pattern for salinity, temperature, density, primary production, turbidity, and currents for the following environments. a) W Peru b) Long Island Estuary, c) open ocean off Bermuda, d) open ocean off the Aleutians.



Given the following moon-earth-sun positions, predict the extent of gravitational attraction and tidal range.


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.