A Reader's Guide to Climate Change

In this activity from the Deep Earth Academy, students divide into groups to read and discuss one of nine short articles (1-2 pages) about research done by the Ocean Drilling Program. These articles discuss our understanding about past climate based on collected data. These articles briefly describe the research conducted and the findings. Students use the information from the article to complete a write-up that they share with other students. An extension activity involves examining ocean drilling data using Google Earth.

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Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Activity takes one to two class periods.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

This is a very low-tech exercise -- students only need the short research papers and reference materials.

As an extension, students can use Google Earth to explore some of the drill sites and data that were recovered.

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