Young students gather on the floor to work on the "Cores for Kids" activity.

Actvity Summary: This two-part activity is designed to introduce young students to the basic principles that scientists aboard the JOIDES Resolution apply to interpret the cores they collect from the ocean floor. In Station 1, students learn how paleontologists identify fossils to determine the ages of different layers of sediments and rock in a core. In Station 2, students learn how different ocean environments lead to the appearance of different types of sediments and rock within a core.

Maya Pincus, Expedition397

  • Standard B: Science as inquiry
  • Standard E: Earth and space science

  • Patterns
  • System and system models

  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

  • ESS1. C The history of the planet Earth
  • ESS2.A Earth materials and systems