It’s Not Just the Core that Tells the Hole Story

Lesson Plan Overview

Students read about “down-hole logging” technology, in which instruments are lowered from the drilling ship into the hole after cores have been removed to measure physical properties that reveal more about sea floor sediments and rocks. They then examine sample logs to note patterns and interpret the data.

Source: Deep Earth Academy/Consotrium for Ocean leadership
Subjects: Earth Science
Grades: 6-8 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features.

OLP#2: The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of the Earth.

OLP#7: The ocean is largely unexplored.

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