360: Lifeboat drill

360: Lifeboat drill

Experience a lifeboat drill on the JR in 360 Use your mouse to click around a full 360 degree view of the weekly lifeboat drill on the JR. First we’ll be on deck and then we’ll go inside one of the lifeboats to hear about safety precautions.

360: JR Labs

360: JR Labs

Experience the lab space on the JOIDES Resolution in 360 Use your computer mouse to click around a full 360 degrees in these videos to get an idea of what the labs are like while operations are happening on the JR. In each of the perspective, scientists move around in their workspace, while the cores are being brought in from the catwalk (check out our 360 of the catwalk in a previous post), the cores…

Sedimentology zine

Sedimentology zine

Here’s the last in the series of zines about scientists on expedition 374, and this one’s about the sedimentologists. They look for clues in the changing colour and texture of the sediment to help build a picture of the past environment. Sedimentology zine The zine should be printed with 2-4 pages per sheet, then cut up and stapled together into a small booklet. Enjoy!

Paleomagnetism zine and classroom activity

Paleomagnetism zine and classroom activity

More resources! A zine (ie comic) about paleomagnetism, with an accompanying classroom activity. Paleomagnetists like Saiko and Tim study the way the magnetic field of the Earth flips to help understand more about the sediment cores the JOIDES collects. Paleomagnetism zine The zine should be printed with 2-4 pages per sheet, then cut up and stapled together into a small booklet just like the one Saiko and Tim have in the picture above. Paleomagnetism classroom activity…

Dinoflagellate Zine and Classroom Activity

Dinoflagellate Zine and Classroom Activity

Here’s another two of resources you might like:  A zine (ie comic) about dinoflagellates, with an accompanying classroom activity. Dinoflagellates are tiny creatures which live in the ocean. Scientists on board the ship have been studying the tiny fossils of ancient dinoflagellates to understand more about the history of Antarctica. Dinoflagellate zine The zine should be printed with 2-4 pages per sheet, then cut up and stapled together into a small booklet. Dinoflagellates classroom activity This…

Physical Properties Zine and Worksheet

Physical Properties Zine and Worksheet

Teachers, here’s a couple of resources you might like:  A zine (ie comic) about physical properties and downhole logging, with an accompanying classroom activity. Physical Properties Zine The zine should be printed with 2-4 pages per sheet, then cut up and stapled together into a small booklet as Jenny is demonstrating in the picture above. JR physical properties activity This is a classroom activity which would suit 13-year-old students or so — depends on your students!…

How do we know that the world was once covered by a thick ice cap?

How do we know that the world was once covered by a thick ice cap?

Our co-chief scientist Laura had a go at the simple science challenge — she didn’t manage to keep within the most common thousand words of English, but she did write a very nice explanation of her work: How do we know that the world was once covered by a thick ice cap? It’s now disappeared! But when it melted, a long time ago, humans did not have a video camera and nobody has recorded or…

Simple Science

Simple Science

Last week some of the people on our ship tried to write about their work using only the most-used 1000 words in English. This idea came from a book called Thing Explainer and now a lot of people try to explain really hard ideas using these simple words. People who know a lot about their work can sometimes confuse people who don’t know so much, because they use some words that people listening or reading…