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Gallery Walk Questions about the Solar System
This site from SERC's Starting Point presents sample Gallery Walk questions about the solar system. Topics examined include snowball earth (driving factors, deglaciation mechanisms, development of life), the composition, structure, fusion process, and features of some stars, the subsolar point, water rich comets, the circle of illumination, seasonal changes, time zones, distinguishing characteristics of planets, earth's rotation, Mars exploration equipment, extraterrestrial life, and daylight savings time. The questions are organized according to the cognitive level at which students are engaged, using Bloom's Taxonomy.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-588
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Gallery Walk'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Cathy Manduca
Carleton College

Author: Dr Mark Francek
Central Michigan University