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.
About the Science
- The video explains how the marine algae Emiliania huxleyi, aka Emilia, responds chemically to temperature changes making different forms of alkenones at different temperatures. Because ocean temperature is a driver of climate, scientists can use proxy temperature differences as measured by alkenones to understand past climate changes.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- Prerequisite knowledge required due to strong ties to biological processes and the biological pump and climate changes that are linked to a small marine algae.
- This video would probably fit quite well in a marine biology or oceanography course where students would have greater access to background knowledge needed to understand the science in the video.
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