Reading Antarctica's Rock Cores

In this activity, students learn about the tools and methods paleoclimatologists use to reconstruct past climates. In constructing sediment cores themselves, students will achieve a very good understanding of the sedimentological interpretation of past climates that scientists can draw from cores.

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LuAnn Dahlman
Andrill
Activity takes three to four 45-minute class periods with some outside prep and time for exhibit. Additional materials required.

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PDF is designed to be printed double-sided; this explains the blank pages throughout the activity.

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