Climate reconstruction using Foraminifera in Deep Sea Sediments
http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/iecws/materials/climate_reconstruct.pdf

Zach Smith, Wright Center for Science Education- Tufts University


This resource is no longer officially part of our collection This resource has been removed from our collection, likely because the original resource is no longer available. If you have further information about the link (e.g. a new location where the information can be found) please let us know.

You may be able to find previous versions at the Internet Archive.

This Wright Center for Science Education lesson plan (PDF) uses pasta as an analog to teach students how deep sea sediments are collected and analyzed to identify different foraminifera species in order to interpret global paleo temperature change. It includes National Science Education Standards as well as background information and images, a list of materials needed, a step-by-step photo-guided walk-through of the activity, evaluation questions, and reference list.


Subject: Biology, :Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments:Deep Marine Environment, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Microbiology, Earth surface:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments:Deep Marine Environment, Biosphere:Ecology, ClimateKeyword: foram