Take a tour of The JR with ship core technician, Bubba. Learn about scientific ocean drilling and how scientists use the rocks and sediments they gather from the ocean floor to uncover history. Test your knowledge with Bubba’s challenge questions and complete a puzzle to get a certificate.
From websites and newspapers to Internet searches, the evening news, and popular magazines, “Citizen Scientists,” often receive and have to decipher scientific information directly from the media. But sometimes it’s a confusing process.
Careers at Sea Conducting Science on the JOIDES Resolution
In this activity students explore the diversity of careers aboard an ocean research vessel called the JOIDES Resolution to learn how the skills and expertise of each individual and the teamwork of the group are essential to the success of the science. Students read brief descriptions about the many jobs represented on the ship, then choose one job of interest.
The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program is one of the world’s largest international cooperative science programs. Nowhere is that fact more evident than on the decks of the JOIDES Resolution. Each expedition on this United States sponsored drilling vessel includes a diversity of people from all over the world.