Secrets of the Sediments

Ramona Smith, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

In this activity students graph and analyze data from marine sediment cores of the coast of Santa Barbara to predict what the global climate was during the past 160,000 years.

Subject: Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Global change modeling, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Paleoclimate records, Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Activities
Grade Level: 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