From Mud to Molecules: What Deep Sea Sediments Can Tell Us about Past Climates

This video documents how scientists, using marine algae, can study climate change in the past to help understand potential effects of climate change in the future.

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Geoffrey Eglington
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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It is common for high school science classes to study cells. This video could be used in conjunction to a unit on cells tied to current events and climate related studies.

Core mud samples could be analyzed with students and could teach students about the secrets that lie within... using a resource like : http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/fac/CORE_REPOSITORY/RHP1.html where a repository of deep sea sediments is available to possibly use.

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