Tahitian Sea Level Change Core (IODP 310)

The two 30cm replicas of 310-20A-22R-2 display coral sandstone and massive coral (Porites) in growth position with interbedded microbiolites (organosedimentary deposits). Cavities are filled with Halimeda (calcareous algae) segments, gastropods, bivalves and microbiolites.

Cretaceous Impact Kit (ODP 171B)

General Introduction Cretaceous Impact Kit: Introduce the JOIDES Resolution research vessel and scientific ocean drilling Demonstrate how cores and sediment records drilled from the ocean floor can be used to make inferences about past events Present different careers associated with conducting science on the ship. Using the Cretaceous Impact Event to Teach Science Process Challenges students to make core observations and generate questions to obtain information that helps them make inferences about past events. Introduces…

Science Picture Explorations: A Set of Mini Lessons

Science Picture Explorations: A Set of Mini Lessons

These mini-lessons are designed to introduce young children to and encourage exploration of a variety of subjects related to the process and science of scientific ocean drilling. They can be used as a unit in any order; alternatively each lesson can stand alone.

Fossil Fun: Microfossil Matching

Fossil Fun: Microfossil Matching

This fossil fun game lets you match the shapes of tiny organisms as they fall to the ocean floor and become microfossils. Learn more about microfossils by reading the microfossil fact sheet. Watch your score and compare with friends as you make successful matches. A word of caution: this game may be habit forming!

Microfossils: The Ocean’s Storytellers – Poster

Microfossils are microscopic single-celled organisms that belong to the Kingdom Protista (or Protoctista). Examples include calcareous nannofossils, foraminifera, diatoms, radiolarians, and silicoflagellates; planktonic organisms that inhabit the sunlit surface waters of the world ocean. The tiny shells of microfossils are the sediments that cover vast areas of the seafloor.