Secrets of the Sediments

Lesson Plan Overview

In this activity, students graph and analyze data from sediments collected off the coast of Santa Barbara, California to determine whether this information can be used to study historical climate change. 

Source: Deep Earth Academy/ Consortium for Ocean Leadership
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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