I like to use warm-up questions, or starter questions, to focus my students' attention at the beginning of class. These questions can be answered briefly in their notebooks or whiteboards, and may even spark some interesting discussions. I like to have students look for explanations on their devices because I tend to ask open-ended questions, yet some of them are fact-based. Many of the questions are based on interpreting a diagram or picture.
There are 18 questions on slides in Power point format, accompanied by an answer slide which you may show or keep to yourself. (Total of 36 slides)
The oceans questions cover a variety of subjects, some of which are:
- ocean zones
- ocean floor features
- ocean currents, upwelling, and related climates
- sea levels
- ocean life
- tides, causes, and importance
- ocean water composition
- coriolis effect
Some of the questions may be adapted as test questions, review questions, or exit tickets.
These questions are geared toward a high school Earth Science class, but may be appropriate for other classes covering oceanography.