Paleoclimate Reconstruction Lab

In this activity, students reconstruct past climates using lake varves as a proxy to interpret long-term climate patterns and to understand annual sediment deposition and how it relates to weather and climate patterns.

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Environmental Literacy and Inquiry Working Group at Lehigh University
Activity takes one to two lesson periods.

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