Reading Antarctica's Rock Cores

Type of Resource



In this activity, students learn about the tools and methods paleoclimatologists use to reconstruct past climates. In constructing sediment cores themselves, students will achieve a very good understanding of the sedimentological interpretation of past climates that scientists can draw from cores.

Performance Expectations

MS-ESS2-2   Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface at varying time and spatial scales.