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Uncovering Student Ideas Probes

Earth and Space Science

 

 

Earth & Science Probes

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Are They Talking About Climate or Weather?

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about climate. The probe is designed to find out whether students distinguish betw...

By Page Keeley and Laura Tucker

Middle School Assessment Earth & Space Science

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Beach Sand

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about beach formation. It is designed to reveal whether students use concepts of w...

By Page Keeley

Assessment Earth & Space Science

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Changing Constellations

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about why the constellations change with the seasons. The probe is designed to fin...

By Page Keeley and Cary Sneider

Assessment Earth & Space Science

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Coldest Winter Ever!

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about weather versus climate. The probe is designed to find out if students distin...

By Page Keeley and Laura Tucker

Assessment Earth & Space Science

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Gazing at the Moon

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the Earth-Sun-Moon system. The probe is designed to uncover students’ idea...

By Page Keeley

Assessment Earth & Space Science

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Global Warming

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about global warming. The probe is designed to find out what students think contri...

By Page Keeley and Joyce Tugel

Middle School High School Assessment Earth & Space Science

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Going Through a Phase

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about Moon phases. The probe is designed to find out if students recognize the rol...

By Page Keeley

Assessment Earth & Space Science

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Grand Canyon

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the formation of the Grand Canyon. The probe is designed to find out if stud...

By Page Keeley and Laura Tucker

Middle School Elementary Assessment Earth & Space Science

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Is the Sun a Star?

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the Sun and stars. The probe is designed to uncover students’ ideas about ...

By Page Keeley and Cary Sneider

Assessment Earth & Space Science

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Mountain Age

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about processes that affect the shape of mountains. The probe is designed to revea...

By Page Keeley

Assessment Earth & Space Science

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