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Gallery Walk Questions on Weather and Climate

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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 weather and climate. The questions are organized according to the cognitive level at which students are engaged, using Bloom's Taxonomy.


1. Locate the source region for mT and cP air for North America.

2. List (knowledge) the effects of weather on the following systems a) transportation b) agricultural c) forestry d) banking systems.


Outline typical temperature and wind direction patterns before and after the passage of a cold front.


Given the passage of warm front, how would you dress your five year old for school?


Consider these cities: City A, at 8000 ft. elevation, is located on the windward side of an island at 2° S near the middle of a large ocean. City B, at 44°N, is located on a 500 ft. plateau on the lee (downwind) side of a 14,000 ft. mountain range and is over 1000 miles from the nearest water body. Explain the climate of these cities relative to latitude, altitude, continentality, mountains.


How is weather discussed in your three favorite songs (any genre)? List specific lyrics.


Prepare a list of criteria for reducing the risk of heat related illness for inner city elderly. Prioritize the list and justify your rating.

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.