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
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After completing this activity, students will be ready for an in-depth discussion about climate of the past and research methods.

These hands-on activities are part of a unit of similar active-learning activities. Teachers should familiarize themselves with those that come before or after.

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