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The students get to be climate detectives as they make a model of sediment cores using different kinds of glass beads and sand. They learn how to examine the types, numbers, and conditions of diatom skeletons in the model sediment cores and tell something about the hypothetical paleoclimate that existed when they were deposited.
Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records Resource Type: Activities Grade Level: Informal, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12) Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change