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  • Mountaintop Fossil

    Lesson Plan | June 2021

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about mountain formation. The probe is designed to determine whether students recognize that some mountains are formed from the uplift of Earth’s crust…

  • What Do You Know About Volcanoes and Earthquakes?

    Lesson Plan | July 2021

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about plate tectonic features and events. The probe is designed to uncover commonly held misconceptions about volcanoes and earthquakes.

  • Where Do You Find Earth’s Plates?

    Lesson Plan | July 2021

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about Earth’s plates. The probe is designed to find out where students think tectonic plates are located.

  • Mountain Age

    Lesson Plan | August 2020

    The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about processes that affect the shape of mountains. The probe is designed to reveal whether students understand the role of weathering in shaping…

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