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Actvity Summary: 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.



  • Standard A: Unifying concepts and processes in science
  • Standard B: Science as inquiry
  • Standard C: Physical science
  • Standard D: Life science
  • Standard E: Earth and space science
  • Standard F: Science and technology

  • Patterns
  • Cause and effect
  • Energy and matter
  • Structure and function
  • Stability and change

  • Asking questions and defining problems
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions
  • Engaging in argument from evidence
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

  • ESS1. C The history of the planet Earth
  • ESS2.B Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions
  • ESS2.C The roles of water in Earth’s surface processes
  • ESS2. D Weather and climate
  • ESS3.D Global climate change
  • LS2.B Cycles of matter and energy transfer in ecosystems
  • LS4.C Adaptation
  • PS1.A Structure of matter
  • PS1.B Chemical reactions
  • PS2.B Types of interactions