Actvity Summary: Students use these questions to guide their reading of the Tales of the Resolution episodes focused on careers, technology, and science process exploration. They are designed to support Common Core State Standards for English & Literacy in Science.

These educational activities are designed to support mastery of the College and Career Readiness anchor standards identified in the Common Core State Standards for English & Literacy in Science ( 0Standards.pdf). We provide sample reading, writing and activity prompts focused on “Tales of the Resolution,” a series of graphic novels about the JOIDES Resolution (JR), the scientific ocean drilling ship operated by the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).

Episode 1: Tales of the Resolution!

Episode 2: Re-Fit Madness

Episode 3: Resolution Reloaded

Episode 4: Arctic Rainforest

Episode 5: Choose Your Own Tales of the Resolution – Jobs on the JR

Episode 6: In Search of Ancient Lava Flows

These suggested supplementary reading materials are written by Michael Passow (Dwight Morrow High School and School of Rock participant). Special Acknowledgement Carl Brenner (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory Borehole Research Group); Sabreena Britt (Effie Yeaw Nature Center); John Meyer (Oregon Connections Academy)

  • Patterns
  • Scale, proportion, quantity
  • Stability and change

  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Constructing explanations and designing solutions

  • ESS1. C The history of the planet Earth
  • ESS2.A Earth materials and systems
  • ESS2.B Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions
  • ESS2. D Weather and climate
  • ESS2. E Biogeology
  • PS4.A Wave properties