Actvity Summary: This suite of short activities opens a window to both the scientific motivation and impact of a coring expedition, using an Arctic Expedition as a case study.
The question “Why Drill there?” is addressed at multiple levels, so students can experience the scientific rationale behind drilling the sea floor at a particular location. A subset of research results are also investigated and compared with the current scientific paradigm on Cenozoic climate evolution to demonstrate that science is an evolving process.
- Standard B: Science as inquiry
- Standard C: Physical science
- Standard E: Earth and space science
- Standard F: Science and technology
- System and system models
- Asking questions and defining problems
- Planning and carrying out investigations
- Analyzing and interpreting data
- Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
- ESS1. C The history of the planet Earth
- ESS2.B Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions