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Gallery Walk Questions about the Biosphere
This site from SERC's Starting Point presents sample Gallery Walk questions about the biosphere. These questions encourage students to examine adaptations life forms undertake to survive in deep sea vents, Antarctic dry valleys, caves, hypersaline environments, thermal hot springs, and deep Earth habitats. Potential questions also examine nutrient cycling in various ecosystems, the impacts of increasing urban land at the expense of forests and grasslands, and how vegetation patterns are impacted by climate, topography, soil, humans, geology, and 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
  • Biology
  • Ecology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-599
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Gallerey Walk'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Principal Investigator: Cathy Manduca
Carleton College

Author: Mark Francek
Central Michigan University